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The Mental Health in Primary Schools Program

Mental health and wellbeing leaders training

Mental health and wellbeing leaders (MHWLs) are provided training by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at University of Melbourne, supported by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI).

Currently, this includes 3 training modules:

  • Module 1: Mental Health Literacy
  • Module 2: Supporting Emerging Needs
  • Module 3: Building School Capacity

MHWLs will be provided with access to these modules as part of the training. For MHWLs who can’t attend virtual/face to face training on the day, Melbourne Graduate School of Education will provide links to the training so MHWLs can access the training in their own time.

COVID-19 information for students

Advice and resources for studentsExternal Link

School holiday student mental health supports

After a year including bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, students may need more mental health support than usual over the school holidays. Two fact sheets have been developed to support student mental health and wellbeing, particularly during this time.

These have been developed to support school students and families over the school holidays to:

  • support positive mental health and wellbeing of students
  • identify signs students may need mental health support
  • access available support

These fact sheets are also available in 19 different languages.

Information for parents, carers and families

This fact sheet provides tips and resources for parents, carers and families of children and young people in their care over the school holidays. This includes services to reach out to if more support for them is needed.

Information for students

This fact sheet provides tips on looking after your mental health and wellbeing over the school holidays and information on the services available to you if you need to reach out for support.

Resources to identify signs of mental health issues, provide early support, refer students to health services and provide a positive and nurturing environment for students to manage their condition

Reviewed 24 January 2023

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