Share your parent story for
National Check-in Week
Help encourage educators and decision makers to take action and check-in on the wellbeing of our youth.
Share your story of why you believe it is important to take part in this event.
[I feel National Check-in Week is important because] I have three sons, two of who were bullied at primary school because one has social anxiety, the other because he has dyspraxia. I have always encouraged my kids to embrace their uniqueness as a badge of honour. What makes them special. What makes them, them. Unfortunately, our education system is focused on academic excellence and not mental health. I want to be involved in the tide of change for our kids. Changing stigma of being “different” into celebrating their uniqueness. I want mental wellbeing to be a priority at all schools.
[It is important to continuously check-in on student wellbeing because] student wellbeing is ongoing and evolving at all times. We need to check-in on student wellbeing always. Often when our kids are silent it is when we need to check-in on them more.