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    Positive results from MHiPS pilot evaluation

    Evaluation finds staff agree that MHiPS increased the capacity of schools and teachers to support student mental health and wellbeing.

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    Mental Health in Primary Schools (MHiPS): A state-wide initiative to increase the capacity of schools to support children's health and wellbeing

    In June 2023, the Mental Health in Primary Schools (MHiPS) team presented at the Royal Children's Hospital's Grand Rounds Seminar Series as part of the MCRI Population Health Showcase. The team presented the history and evolution of MHiPS from a 10-school trial to a state-wide rollout, as well as findings from the pilot evaluation.

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    Children's Wellbeing Continuum

    The Children’s Wellbeing Continuum is an evidence-based tool developed to support conversations around children’s wellbeing. The tool provides a snapshot of a child’s social and emotional wellbeing at a point in time. 

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    MHiPS research update for parents and carers

    Are you a parent or carer who has participated in MHiPS? The MHiPS team have published a newsletter to share updates on the research and to let you know what's happening next.

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  • Student Placement Opportunities

    Student placement opportunities

    Are you a student looking for a placement opportunity? Would you like to contribute to an innovative, first-of-its-kind project focused on making a difference for children’s mental health in primary schools?

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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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    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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Proudly in partnership with

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