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Supporting student mental health

Schools’ mental health fund and menu

The Victorian Government has invested $217.8 million over 4 years to support student mental health and wellbeing, including $200 million over 4 years and $86.9 million ongoing to create a Schools Mental Health Fund (the Fund). Underpinning the Fund is the evidence-based Menu (the Menu).

Further information about the Fund and Menu is available at Mental Health Fund and Menu.

A Quick guide to student mental health and wellbeing resources (PDF)External Link is available for schools, students, parents and carers looking to access expert guidance and resources to support wellbeing. The guide includes resources for schools to promote student mental health and wellbeing, provide early support and refer students to the right services, a range of resources. The guide also provides supports for students to help them look after their own health and wellbeing and supports for parents and carers to help them support and build their child’s physical and mental health wellbeing.

Staff who would like information and resources on how to support student mental health can visit the department’s Mental Health ToolkitExternal Link .

Also refer to the Mental Health in Schools page on PAL for more information on the role of schools in promoting the mental health and wellbeing of students.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide (DOCX)External Link provides further guidance that outlines the occupational health and safety requirements for the management of mental health and wellbeing risks and supports the mental health procedure.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter resources

The Mental Health and Wellbeing CharterExternal Link demonstrates the Victorian Government’s commitment to having an engaged public sector workforce that is physically and mentally safe and healthy.

Other health, safety and wellbeing resources relevant to this policy and procedure

The Occupational Health and Safety Risk RegisterExternal Link and Risk Assessment TemplateExternal Link are also available to help you to identify, control and record occupational health and safety risks within your workplace. For support in conducting a risk assessment, contact the OHS Advisory Service on 1300 074 715 or email

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Reviewed 08 March 2022

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