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Health & Well-being

The Health and Well-being Area of Learning and Experience is about the physical, psychological, emotional and social aspects of our lives.

It recognises good health and well-being as a key enabler of successful learning. This area of learning and experience will support learners to develop and maintain not only their physical health and well-being, but also their mental health and emotional well-being, as well as developing positive relationships in a range of contexts. To enable this, it will build learners’ capacity to make informed decisions about their health and well-being and also to engage critically with a range of social influences which may impact on their values and behaviours.


This area of learning and experience supports learners to develop an understanding and appreciation of how these aspects are interconnected, and how they can all contribute to a positive state of well-being. This understanding in turn will enable learners to develop the behaviours, habits and dispositions which will support their health and well-being in a rapidly changing world.

Statements of what matter:

  • Developing physical health and well-being has lifelong benefits.

  • How we process and respond to our experiences affects our mental health and emotional well-being.

  • Our decision-making impacts on the quality of our lives and the lives of others.

  • How we engage with different social influences shapes who we are and our health and well-being.

  • Healthy relationships are fundamental to our sense of belonging and well-being. 









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