Tasmania’s focus on child and youth wellbeing delivers positive results
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Tasmania’s focus on child and youth wellbeing delivers positive results

by Freya Lucas

November 25, 2022

The first annual report evaluating the Tasmanian Government’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy has shown that it is delivering positive results for the state’s children and young people. 


The outcomes of the first year of the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy – “It Takes a Tasmanian Village” have been captured in the annual report, which showcases the personal stories of Tasmanian children, young people and their families and highlights the positive and practical impacts that the actions in the Strategy are having on their wellbeing.


The Annual Report also highlights the positive initiatives the Government has taken as part of the strategy including: 


  • The Premier’s Fund for Children & Young People, with 41 successful proposals sharing in $1.5 million under the first grant round, including the Devonport City Council, in partnership with Devonport Community House, who received a grant to construct a skate park at Highfield Park;
  • The Extended School Lunch Pilot, which is providing more than 3000 healthy lunches to more than 1658 students each week; and
  • The Fit for Work program, which has supported 36 young jobseekers by providing opportunities for employment, and building participants’ confidence to engage with employers, access driving lessons, health, financial and social supports and navigating government systems.


Alongside the report the Government released a data snapshot of the first 1000 days wellbeing indicators, and to ensure the report is accessible to children and young people there is also an animated video providing highlights of the Annual Report, along with voices and drawings.


The Strategy was informed by the voice of Tasmanian children, young people, and their families, who shared their views on what the Government was doing well and where improvements were needed to do things differently to improve their wellbeing.


To view the Annual Report, along with the video and the data snapshot, please visit the wellbeing website at www.wellbeing.tas.gov.au

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