Wellbeing Australia is a not-for-profit Network* of people and organizations committed to developing the healthy relationships that lead to individual and community wellbeing, especially in education

What was SWAN?.

The Student Wellbeing Action Network (SWAN) was a collaborative initiative of Wellbeing Australia and ARACY, now dormant.

SWAN provided a forum and a platform for students, together with researchers, policymakers, organisational leaders and practitioners across diverse disciplines and settings, to:

  • exchange knowledge and expertise – both experiential and research based;
  • build cooperative networks and collaborative effort that will support joined up approaches to multi-factorial, multi-level issues;
  • inform advocacy for evidence-based approaches, policies, programs and practices.

SWAN believes that to enhance the resilience, social and emotional competence and general wellbeing of Australia’s students, the experiences and opinions of students must be captured alongside the expertise of researchers, policymakers, organisational leaders and practitioners.

The activities of SWAN aim to complement and support initiatives in preventing bullying, building resilience, enhancing student voiceteacher wellbeingfamilies and the community, the vulnerable and disadvantaged, measuring social and emotional wellbeing, engaging parents and improving academic and social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for students. A particular emphasis is placed on students vulnerable and disadvantaged families and communities.

All members of Wellbeing Australia are also members of SWAN.

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