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Helping students be in a GoodSpace to learn

Early identification and best practice support for schoolwide student mental wellbeing to improve attendance, engagement & academic outcomes.

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Join over 100 New Zealand schools already making a difference with GoodSpace.

GoodSpace Schools is a schoolwide support system that empowers school teams to create positive environments where every student can overcome wellbeing challenges and achieve their best learning outcome.

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Whakatāne Kāhui Ako for 2024. The Whakatāne Kāhui Ako comprises ten schools (7 primary, 1 intermediate, and 2 high schools), serving 4,800 students and employing more than 400 staff members.

Principal Simon Akroyd, a visionary leader within the Whakatāne Kāhui Ako, has shared his insights on the importance of this partnership:

"GoodSpace will provide the Whakatāne Kāhui Ako with a consistent tool to screen students and to identify their needs, especially as it relates to wellbeing. During this time of massive change in our world, the hauora of students is a critical factor for improving attendance and ultimately raising student achievement. The ability to assess the needs of students from Years 5-13 and then to be able to provide the right support for them is exciting. We will be able to look for issues, patterns, and trends for cohorts of students. We were able to access funding for this project through the Regional Response Fund, and we thank the MOE for having the insight to support this initiative."

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Addressing the Youth Mental Health crisis

Youth mental wellbeing in New Zealand needs some help. Students who are struggling with their mental health are often less able to learn and thrive.

Early intervention can make a difference, but many students struggle in silence.


GoodSpace Schools can bridge this gap to provide your school with the tools you need to identify and support the mental wellbeing of all students.​


Of New Zealand students have had recent thoughts of self harm


Of mental disorders first emerge by the age of 14*


Of New Zealand students are feeling lonely and left out


Of New Zealand students in 2022 experienced anxiety

Making your school a GoodSpace to learn

GoodSpace Schools can help your school with a proven system to support student mental health strategically, without putting extra pressure on your team.


Improve student attendance and engagement, supporting better academic outcomes.


Foster a safer and more positive learning environment where students feel supported and empowered.


Take a proactive, data-driven approach to mental health, ensuring the wellbeing of the entire school community.

How GoodSpace Schools helps

GoodSpace Schools can help your school with a proven system to support student mental health strategically, without putting extra pressure on your team.


Quick and precise screening

Efficiently screen entire year groups or schools in just 10-15 minutes and receive immediate results.


Guided care response

Students are automatically triaged, and our evidence-based Care Response Guidelines help you streamline the process of addressing student risks


Efficient resource management

Group students based on their needs and offer support with clear follow-up guidelines, reducing the need for 1:1 sessions.


Focus on early intervention

Enhance attendance, engagement, and foster a positive learning environment by addressing student mental health concerns sooner.


Monitor trends and progress

Gain a dashboard overview of student wellbeing concerns and track your school's progress over time.


Support for all school teams

GoodSpace is designed for any school team large or small, making it easier to support students who need help.

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Good Space Schools has been transformational for our school. I have confidence individual student wellbeing is being identified and managed and I know where to focus my resources. ​

Mark Wilson, Executive Principal, Kristin School

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I felt heard and appreciated, I like that the school cares enough to ask.​

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We were able to immediately identify students with highest needs and focus our initial efforts. We were then able to follow up with remaining students with lower risks to manage our scarce resources in the most equitable way. ​

Victoria Marsden, Hobsonville Point Secondary School


There are students who are particularly quiet well- behaved, they don’t come onto the radar.. we may not have identified those students.  

Paul Campbell, School Counsellor, Mangere College

No student is overlooked

Young people do not ask for help like adults. Some are too anxious to come forward, and others may not recognise they have a problem that their school wellbeing team could help with. We must ask students the right questions to identify if they are at risk.​

GoodSpace Schools screening setting successfully identifies students who would not otherwise come forward.

Screen 100% of your students with the GoodSpace screening questionnaire. It only takes 10-15 minutes, so you can screen an entire year group at a time without disrupting the curriculum.

Prioritise support with existing resources

By using our automated triage feature, schools can easily identify which students may need the most support and prioritise their response accordingly. This means that you can manage wellbeing within existing resources, ensuring that the most vulnerable students are given the attention they need in a timely manner.

"We were able to immediately identify students with the highest needs and focus our initial efforts by implementing safety plans within 48 hours. We were then able to follow up remaining students with lower risk. This enabled us to utilize our scarce resources in the most equitable way."  - Victoria Marsden, Head of Wellbeing at Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Fast screening with real-time results

With GoodSpace, you can screen an entire student year group in 10 minutes with no disruption to timetables. School leadership teams also receive aggregated data reports that highlight wellbeing issues and trends. This enables you to take a data-driven approach for curriculum planning and wellbeing initiatives. ​

Our screening framework and platform can be customized to meet the unique needs of different school environments, populations, resources, and student needs. GoodSpace has been implemented from years 7-13 in different types of schools in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, across secondary and intermediate, from low to high decile.

Benefits to schools

Screening of adolescents within a school setting has been shown to successfully identify students who would not otherwise come forward. Electronic screening has also been shown to be as effective as an initial face-to-face psychosocial assessment in young people.


Evidence Based

GoodSpace Identifies students who are most at risk.


Immediate Results

And only 2-10 minutes to complete the survey


Automatic Triaging

Real time risk clarification


Every Student Is Asked

Search by student risk level or screening score


Affordable & Scalable

One set price for your entire school per year


Supports Individuals

Risk-alert dashboard, follow up critical alerts immediately 


Use Existing Resources

Closed-loop risk management with counsellor notes


Strategic Follow-up

Assign student follow-ups to individual counsellors

GoodSpace Schools Screening Solution

The GoodSpace Schools digital, data driven assessment is a 360 review, covering all key determinants of mental wellbeing to identify risk areas. The questions are based on the HEeADSSS psychosocial assessment model, adapted by our clinical advisory group and regularly through student and school feedback.


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Seamless school integration

The platform is easy to use and fits into your existing framework. It delivers a data driven view of student needs to help you make sure you are seeing the students that have the highest level of risk.

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Managing the end-to-end screening process

A system to group students based on needs to strategically streamline follow up

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Platform Features

Research suggests that young people have a high acceptance rate for completing screening questions for psychosocial issues in a self-administered format. Our screening solution is designed with this in mind, providing a user-friendly and confidential way for students to complete the screening process.


Easy Set Up

Ready to use survey templates




Accessible from any device, including tablets and phones



Schools can personalise survey templates



Secure cloud platform with health technology security


Clinical Governance

Continuous improvement and safeguarding quality of care


Interactive System

Counsellors can record notes against individual responses


Collaboration Network

Connect with schools in the GoodSpace network


NZ Platform

New Zealand based support and management

The GoodSpace Schools solution

Using evidence-based tools, our solution allows schools to automatically prioritise students in real-time with existing resources, enabling early support and better outcomes. Our tool is cost-effective, efficient, and scalable, allowing you to screen students in multiple or all year groups and utilise existing counselling or nursing capacity to focus on students most at risk.

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