For Education Students

Response Ability is a national project that has been supporting children and young people’s wellbeing for over 17 years.  Response Ability promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people by providing free tailor made multimedia resources and support for the tertiary education of pre-teachers, both primary and secondary as well as children’s services educators.  

A Guide for Teachers and Children's Services Educators

The following document provides a useful summary of how educators can promote wellbeing and help those children and young people who need support.  It contains easy acronyms to help you remember the steps to follow.

Social and Emotional Wellbeing: A Teacher's Guide

Social and Emotional Wellbeing: A Guide for Children's Services Educators

A guide to referencing Response Ability

Fact Sheets and student handouts

This website contains a number of fact sheets about mental health problems and disorders, risk and protective factors, and issues that affect the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and families.  You may find these fact sheets helpful when you are completing assignments, analysing case studies, or preparing for tutorial activities.

Looking after yourself and others - For students

Fact Sheets

Student handouts

Response Ability Case Studies

We have developed a number of case studies and activities for student teachers.  You may be shown one of these case studies as a film during the tutorial, or a case study may be described to you.  You can access the activities for these case studies below: 

Early Childhood Activities

Primary Activities

Secondary Activities