The Healthy Schools Network ACT (the Network) is a collaboration of local Not-For-Profit organisations that actively promote health and wellbeing in ACT early childhood settings, primary schools and secondary schools.
The Network first came together in 2010 (then just 3 organisations - Cancer Council ACT, Heart Foundation and Diabetes ACT) and today consists of some 30 plus local not for profit organisations. The Healthy Schools Network ACT maintains an “open door” policy which welcomes other local Not-For-Profit health based organisations that share our common goals.
Network members are conscious that ACT schools are extremely busy places and that ACT teachers have limited time and capacity when it comes to accessing the magnitude of health and wellbeing programs and resources on offer in Canberra. It is predominantly for this reason this website was developed, to create a “one stop shop’’ for ACT teachers and parents who may require local information and support on a range of health and wellbeing issues.
The Healthy Schools Network ACT was established for the following reasons:
- To bring together local government and Not-For-Profit health organisations that currently engage with ACT school settings.
- To allow for a greater understanding of the Health and Wellbeing programs, resources and support currently on offer to the ACT education system.
- To provide a forum where networking and collaboration between members can occur.
- To create a streamlined approach for sharing Health and Wellbeing programs, services and support to all ACT schools.
The Network does not receive any operational funding. Local organisations support the Network simply because it allows a united platform to further continue conversation and engagement with ACT schools on important health and mental wellbeing issues.
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The Healthy Schools Network ACT acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we live and work and we pay our respects to their elders past and present.