Sparklers provides free, online wellbeing resources via the Sparklers website, designed for students in Years 1–8. Sparklers supports children to look after their own wellbeing, build positive mental health, cope with life’s challenges and build positive relationships. It is made up of over 50 wellbeing activities designed to be easily picked up and used in the classroom and incorporated into lesson planning.
Sparklers, launched in June 2017, was developed by a collaboration of community providers, including Community and Public Health which is a service delivery unit of Canterbury DHB.
The Ministries of Health and Education commissioned an external review of Sparklers, focusing on the alignment of the Sparklers resources to the National Curricula.