All New South Wales teachers will receive mental health training under a plan to help them identify students who need support.
“Our students’ health and education are too important not to have this broad safety net,” NSW education minister Sarah Mitchell said on Sunday.
“Ensuring teachers have the knowledge and confidence to identify when a student needs help enables the community and school support to then wrap around the student.
“This will save lives and strengthen student support in our schools.”
Mitchell said mental health issues were increasingly affecting classrooms.
Teachers must complete 100 hours of professional development to maintain their accreditation. Under the plan, 50 of those hours will cover four priority…