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​Capricornia School of Distance Education commitment to learning and wellbeing.  We promote a positive school ethos and rich learning environment that is open, respectful, caring and safe optimises learning through a commitment to wellbeing and embodying the school motto of Be different, make a difference. 

The CSDE Community Wellbeing sits under the school’s Annual Implementation Plan, utilising the Mind Matters framework to drive wellbeing initiatives for both students and staff. 

Learning and Wellbeing Framework

The Learning and Wellbeing Framework is a Queensland Government initiative that guides schools in developing a school-wide positive learning culture that enhances student mental health and emotional and social wellbeing.  Here at CSDE our Learning and Wellbeing Framework operates as an overarching blueprint for the work we do in building student’s personal and social capabilities.

Mind Matters
MindMatters is a mental health initiative from the Australian Government Department of Health and is supported by Beyondblue and Principals Institute of Australia.  It aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in schools.  As CSDE is a P-12 school we also utilize resources from MindMatters Primary school focused KidsMatter.

Resources and support

There are a wide range of wellbeing focused resources available to parents and students.  It is worthwhile investigating what is available within your local community but here are some that are some online supports that are available:
The following link directs you to a list of wellbeing apps for parents, teens and younger children that was compiled by Pamela Day, District Ed LinQ Co-ordinator for Child and Youth Mental Health Service based at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.  Many thanks to Pam for sharing this resource list. 
A website with information about:
  • Mental health problems,
  • Physical and mental well-being,
  • Young people and the law,
  • Relationships,
  • Alcohol and other drugs,
  • It also has fact sheets, interactive games and activities and forums where young people can ask for help and offer each other advice.



A website with:

  • Screening questionnaires for depression and anxiety,
  • Information about depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and professional who can help,
  • Youth specific site
  • Downloadable factsheets,
  • Young people’s own stories about their experiences of depression,
  • List of doctors and mental health practitioners with an interest in treating depression,
  • 24hr helpline – 1300 22 4636



Services available

  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Alcohol & Drug
  • Work & Study
  • Youth Reference Group
  • Youth Programs
  • Phone lines


Parentline 1300 30 1300

Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800

Lifeline 13 11 14