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    MHiPS is hiring

    We are looking for a Senior Research Officer/Research Fellow to join our team!

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    MHiPS End-of-Year Conference

    Culminating three years of the MHiPS project, Mental Health and Wellbeing Leaders (MHWLs) and project affiliates convened to celebrate and reflect upon some of the year’s achievements.

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    Victoria's Senior Australian of the Year 2023

    We are thrilled to congratulate Prof Frank Oberklaid on being awarded Victoria's Senior Australian of the Year 2023 — for his internationally recognised career in children's health and development — and for his nomination for Senior Australian of the Year 2023.

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    Educator insights on children's mental health in primary schools

    In an open-access study published in The Australian Educational Researcher, primary school educators share their perspectives on the factors influencing children’s mental health in schools.

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    Game-changing tool to support children's mental health and wellbeing

    The Children's Wellbeing Continuum, developed under the leadership of MHiPS Director, Prof Frank Oberklaid, is being heralded by experts as a game-changer for children’s mental health by reducing stigma, detecting those who are struggling and linking them to early support services.

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    PhD, honours, and Master’s student opportunities in children’s mental health

    Are you interested in an honours or Master’s student project, or a PhD focused on children's mental health? The Mental Health is Primary schools (MHiPS) team are looking to connect with future students to explore and shape relevant projects.

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    MHiPS Mid-Year Conference 2022

    For the first time all Mental Health and Wellbeing Leaders from all three years of the MHiPS program gathered for a mid-year conference to celebrate and reflect on the achievements of the MHiPS pilot. 

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    MHiPS to receive $200 million and expand to 1800 schools

    The project is set to receive $200 million in funding from the Victorian Government to support 1800 Victorian primary schools to build their capacity in mental health.

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    Making a difference to the lives of children – school as the new frontier

    Prof Frank Oberklaid presented at the IPSHA National Conference in Adelaide on May 28, 2022. Take a look at his presentation. 

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    Child mental health policy and service reform

    Professor Frank Oberklaid, Director of the Mental Health in Primary Schools (MHiPS) program, delivered the 2022 Winston Rickards Memorial Oration on child mental health policy and service reform.

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MHiPS would like to acknowledge the Ian Potter Foundation and the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, SALT Catalyst, Bupa, the RE Ross Trust and the R.M. Ansett Trust for their support in establishing the program.