It Takes a Tasmanian Village...
In August 2021 the Tasmanian Government released Tasmania’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy for 0-25 year olds, which has a specific focus on the first 1,000 days (the critical early years, from pregnancy to two years old).
Tasmanians shared their hopes and dreams for all children and young people in our State and this feedback inspired the title of the Strategy ‘It Takes a Tasmanian Village’, along with our vision, and a set of 10 principles that will guide the way we work as we implement the Strategy.
The $100 million first four-year Action Plan contains 65 initiatives that support the wellbeing of 0 to 25 year olds. The Strategy also provides a wellbeing framework for future four-year plans.
Thank you to all of the Tasmanian children, young people, their caregivers, and the service sector who helped develop the Strategy.
Key Ingredients of Wellbeing
Wellbeing is when a child or young person feels loved and safe, has the things they need, is healthy, learning and participating and has a positive sense of culture and identity. Children and young people in Tasmania told us how caring for the environment is important to them and how it impacts on all areas of their wellbeing.
To learn more about the different areas of wellbeing, including the impact of the environment, click on the tiles below.
The Tasmanian Government acknowledges and pays respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional and original owners and continuing custodians of the land and acknowledges elders past and present. For over 2,000 generations, Tasmanian Aboriginal peoples’ health and wellbeing has been and continues to be based on a deep and continuous connection to family, community and the land, sea and waterways.