Building Student Wellbeing and Resilience

Lauren Cook
teaching, learning, English, wellbeing, leadership
To really prepare students for the world ahead, we need to help them develop positivity, resilience and grit. Research tells us these are the key to happy successful l...
Target Audience
This is for anyone working in the area of student care and wellbeing - wellbeing co-ordinators, year level co-ordinators and pastoral care teachers.

Learning Areas

General Description

Life can be difficult sometimes – and creating strategies for positivity and resilience is one of the most important things we can do for young people to equip them for the world ahead. This course looks at a number of areas that can contribute to this.


This is for anyone working in the area of student care and wellbeing – wellbeing co-ordinators, year level co-ordinators and pastoral care teachers.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


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Teaching Standards
1.1.2 Proficient Level – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
4.4.2 Proficient Level – Maintain student safety

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.


There are no occurrences of 2. Online in Australia (ACT) at this time.


Challenges Students Face Today

1 hour

In the modern world, the challenges being faced by young people may be quite different to those we faced ourselves. This is a mainly informative session looking at some of the issues for young people I the world today to set us up for further discussions.

Positive Relationships

1 hour

Our wellbeing is often dependent upon the people around us. But how do we manage those relationships and ensure we are surrounded by the right kinds of people, who consider us a supportive friend as well?

Character Education

1 hour

The VIA Character Strengths Quiz can reveal a lot about us – and reveal hidden strengths that can help us view ourselves as stronger and more positive people. This module looks at helping your students learn about themselves using this tool.

Mindfulness and Stress

1 hour

We all encounter stressful situations – and we deal with these in the best way when we feel like we have strategies to monitor and manage ourselves.

Mindset, Grit and Resilience

1 hour

Popular positive psychology today is all about how our thinking assist us to deal with challenge. Here you will find some tips to help kids be more resilient and “gritty”. We will look at the work of The Resilience Project, Angela Duckworth and Carol Dweck, who wrote about Growth Mindsets. This session may just offer you something personally too!

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About the team

Lauren Cook


Lauren Cook can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to teach. From the beginning of her career in 2001, she strove to understand what was at the basis of good teaching and learning.

Lauren spent many of her early years of teaching in brand new schools, where the exploration of best practice was at the forefront. Lauren undertook a variety of leadership roles from curriculum to professional learning to student management. She also joined the Faculty of Education at Deakin University to work with pre-service teachers.

Since 2010 Lauren has had significant leadership roles in both public and private educational institutions with portfolios in subject leadership (English), curriculum and wellbeing. She is now Head of Senior Boys at a senior campus of an independent school and was recognised for her work in boys wellbeing by a New Voices Scholarship for Educational Leadership in 2019. In the preceding year, she also undertook an international action research project on boys and stories and has presented on both the local and the international stage to teachers and principals alike.