Promoting Mental Health & Wellbeing

Positive social and emotional learning (SEL) is a major focus, firstly in the classroom, and secondly in and around the school community. SEL as part of policy and procedure means that every student’s Pastoral Care is seen as a priority. There is also a clear understanding that a child with a healthy sense of self will apply themselves better in the academic rigours of the classroom, and achieve higher results in their academic performance.

Specialised group programs are conducted throughout the year. These groups aim to build resilience, friendship skills, emotional awareness and making positive choices in school and at home. More specific programs are run for Senior Primary towards strength building and personal goal setting. The School also runs a program called Chill Zone, for students who have experienced family changes due to parents separating.

Mosman Prep is a Happy Families school partnering with Dr Justin Coulson. It is our aim to Empower Parents, and equip them with the knowledge and skills to enjoy the everyday ups and downs of parenting life.

Dr Justin Coulson is a brilliant communicator, with a PHD in psychology, Co-host of Channel 9 TV series Parental Guidance, the host of the number 1 parenting podcast in Australia, as well as a father of 7 children.

Parents and carers can take advantage of this amazing opportunity, at no extra cost, and be empowered.

Access to:

  • 1 live 90-minute webinar each term on relevant topics for today's parents.
  • Access to the Happy Families library of over 300 articles, written by Dr Justin Coulson.
  • 30 Insight parenting articles, one sent each week.

Contact the school for more information.

Happy Families

The below resources offer a range of other information, tips and services to help you and your family maintain positive wellbeing.

In addition, there are many services available to families if you need to speak to someone urgently:

KidsHelpline, 1800 55 1800 or
Beyond Blue, 1300 224 636 or
Lifeline 13 11 14 or