Student Wellbeing Package


​​​Supporting children and young people's wellbeing and mental health is critical. Schools play a significant role in supporting the wellbeing and mental health of their students. To ensure schools are well-placed to support all students, the Queensland Government has made a $106.7 million investment over 3 years in a Student Wellbeing Package which is:

  • increasing the wellbeing workforce to provide access to mental health and wellbeing support for every Queensland primary and secondary state school student
  • piloting a program placing General Practitioners in 50 state schools with secondary students 1 day per week.

Department staff can access additional information on OnePortal.

Increasing the Wellbeing Workforce


The Student Wellbeing Package will ensure every Queensland primary and secondary state school student has access to a wellbeing professional at school. From 1 July 2021, schools and regions have been working closely to recruit additional wellbeing professionals, including psychologists, guidance officers (with a counselling focus), social workers and youth workers, to support students' wellbeing and mental health at school.

Every Queensland state school will benefit from the Student Wellbeing Package and schools do not need to apply to access additional support from wellbeing professionals. Funding is being provided in three phases over the duration of the initiative.

Additional wellbeing professionals provided through the Student Wellbeing Package complement and add to the support already provided to students in Queensland state schools by guidance officers, school-based youth health nurses, youth support coordinators and other wellbeing support staff. Additional wellbeing professionals are working as part of schools' established student support teams and contribute to schools' whole-school approach to supporting students' wellbeing and mental health.

Information about employment opportunities for wellbeing professionals in Queensland state schools and Department of Education regions is available from the wellbeing workforce webpage.

GPs in Schools Pilot


The GPs in Schools Pilot is placing General Practitioners (GPs) in 50 Queensland state schools with secondary students. The service provides students with free access to a GP at school 1 day per week, removing barriers students may otherwise face to receiving timely and appropriate healthcare. The provision of this service has positive impacts for students' health and wellbeing and their readiness and ability to engage positively at school.

All Queensland state schools with secondary students were invited to apply to participate in the pilot by responding to an expression of interest, outlining the level of need in their school and how providing access to a GP at school would benefit their students' health and wellbeing.

Following a great deal of interest from schools, a decision was made to expand the pilot from supporting 20 to 50 schools to provide a GP service to their students.

Schools participating in GPs in Schools Pilot

Central Queensland

Gladstone State High School

North Rockhampton State High School

Sarina State High School

Darling Downs South West

Charleville State High School

Cunnamulla P–12 State School

Harristown State High School

Murgon State High School

St George State High School

Tara Shire State College

Far North Queensland

Gordonvale State High School

Ravenshoe P–12 State School

Trinity Bay State High School

Western Cape College


Bracken Ridge State High School

Bremer State High School

Brisbane South State Secondary College

Brisbane State High School

Everton Park State High School

Goodna Special School

Ipswich State High School

Milpera State High School

Ripley Valley State Secondary College

The Gap State High School

North Coast

Bundaberg North State High School

Burnside State High School

Dakabin State High School

Deception Bay State High School

Kilkivan State School

Maryborough State High School

Morayfield State High School

Nambour State College

Palmview State Secondary College

Pine Rivers State High School

Redcliffe State High School

North Queensland

Heatley Secondary College

Spinifex State College

South East

Alexandra Hills State High School

Beaudesert State High School

Beenleigh State High School

Benowa State High School

Currumbin Community Special School

Helensvale State High School

Loganlea State High School

Mabel Park State High School

Marsden State High School

Merrimac State High School

Park Ridge State High School

Shailer Park State High School

Wellington Point State High School

Woodridge State High School

Last updated 29 May 2023