For specific resources, refer to the overview page.
Mental health reforms funding acquittals
The Mental Health in Primary Schools Program
- (staff login required)
- – provides guidance to schools on reporting Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader salary expenditure
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.
Map of key mental health and wellbeing support
This map sets out key mental health and wellbeing supports for students in Victorian government schools. Supports are broken into the three tiers: universal, early intervention and cohort specific, and, targeted support.
Student Wellbeing Boost
The Australian Government’s Student Wellbeing Boost provides one-off funding to schools to address the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of Australian students.
Schools must spend their Boost funding on mental health and wellbeing activities, which may include:
- extra school mental health professionals, such as psychologists and school counsellors
- camps, excursions, sporting and social activities that improve students’ wellbeing
- proven student wellbeing, student engagement and mental health initiatives.
Supporting guidance has been developed to help schools spend their funding by 31 March 2024:
Supporting students following the Voice to Parliament Referendum
COVID-19 information for students
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.
Reviewed 09 November 2023