Good mental health is vital for young people during their schooling. There are direct links between mental health and positive learning outcomes, academic performance, and education-to-career transitions.
The early primary years are crucial to develop foundational ‘learning dispositions’, such as curiosity; the ability to concentrate; resilience; and learning relationships, that are pivotal to longer term education outcomes and lifelong wellbeing.
Mental wellbeing in young adults (aged 18-24 years) is a material factor in the time taken to ‘transition from full-time education to full-time work’. An ‘optimistic mindset’ is specifically identified as important in this transition.