PESA is the peak association for an evidenced based approach to wellbeing in education.

Our mission is to lead, develop, and foster the implementation and development of the science of wellbeing in education.

Our vision is for the science of wellbeing and Positive Psychology to be integrated throughout the education system, enabling all students, schools and the wider community to flourish. 

PESA advocates and promotes Positive Education to education systems, as the way to intergrate wellbeing. Positive Education is an applied science that weaves the research from Positive Psychology and wellbeing science, into schools. Positive Education teaches young people the skills they need to support and manage their mental health and wellbeing, assiting them to make a succesful transition into (and to maintain) a healthy adult lifestyle.

Teach, implement and deliver evidenced based wellbeing

Join a community of wellbeing educators, schools, researchers, academics and providers

Professional Development Opportunities

Browse PESA's calendar of upcoming events including conferences, seminars and workshops held all around Australia. PESA members get access to exclusive events, early bird registration discounts and also benefit from tailored event notifications!

Dr Martin E P Seligman

PESA's Vision

For the science of wellbeing and Positive Psychology to be integrated throughout the education system, enabling all students, schools and communities to flourish.

Professor Lea Waters (PhD)

PESA 2022 Wellbeing in Education Conference

Our gratitude to our delegates, presenters and sponsors who helped make our seventh National Conference such a wonderful learning, sharing and connecting online event. It is truly inspiring to be part of a community of school leaders, educators, governments, universities, researchers, parents, and health professionals, who share a commitment to improving the wellbeing of our young people and the wider community.

PESA State Chapters

It is a key objective of PESA to promote Positive Education nation-wide and to facilitate collaboration between educators, school leaders, teachers and other professionals by growing professional networks, and encourage sharing of ideas and knowledge on a local level. PESA's State Chapters support and assist educators on a local level, provide the Association with insights and ideas from our members’ grass-roots experience, and run state-based professional development events.