Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HSBC)
– The HBSC research network is an international alliance of researchers that collaborate on the cross-national survey of school students. The HBSC collects data every four years on 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys’ and girls’ health and well-being, social environments and health behaviours. These years mark a period of increased autonomy that can influence how their health and health-related behaviours develop. HBSC now includes 45 countries and regions across Europe and North America.
Department of Education information on Child Protection
Learning difficulties/Special needs
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment – “Special educational needs pathway” provides support material for teachers.
Dept of Education Special needs resources
Dealing with chronic conditions
INTO information on managing chronic conditions in school
Managing Chronic Health Conditions at School (pdf) – A resource pack collated by the Asthma Society of Ireland, Diabetes Federation of Ireland, Brainwave the Irish Epilepsy Association and Anaphylaxis Ireland to help teachers faced with the challenge of supporting a student with these conditions in school.
Healthpromotion.ie – Health Literacy resources
HSE information on Health Literacy
Department of Education resources on Public Health issues
Staff mental health/Occupational health
Department of Education Employee Assistance Wellbeing Programme
Department of Education information on Occupational Health
Student Mental Health/Bullying
National Educational Psychological Service – provides psychological services in primary and post-primary schools.
Department of Education Anti-Bullying Procedures in Schools (includes links and resources).
PDST Technology in Education videos on using the internet and social media safely.
Safer Internet day activities for schools.
Dept of Education Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)
HealthPromotion.ie LGBT Safe and Supportive School’s Toolkit
Promoting healthy lifestyle
HSE Healthy eating tips and resources
Active Schools website
Schools for Health in Ireland provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting. It also contains HSE Schools’ Health Promotion Teams contact details.
Health & Safety
Department of Education health and safety guidelines
Health and Safety Authority Safety and Health in Education guides and resources
Road Safety Authority’s teaching resources
Drugs & Alcohol
Department of Education guidelines for developing a school substance use policy
Guides and support booklets from Drugs.ie (run by The Ana Liffey Drug Project and funded by the HSE)
Department of Education policies and guidelines on substance abuse.