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

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 12:43 PM

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.

The Mental Health in Primary Schools (MHiPS) project will be implemented in every state funded and low-fee non-government school in Victoria by 2026. The project places experienced educators in schools as Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinators and engages them in a comprehensive training program to help build the capacity of schools to enhance student’s mental health and wellbeing.

The project team are excited to announce several opportunities for PhD, Master’s, and honours students on the MHiPS project. 

MHiPS would like to speak to those interested in exploring their own ideas and shaping a topic relevant to the MHiPS project. Positions will commence from 2023 onwards.

To learn more about this unique student opportunity, get in contact with Dr Simone Darling at For more information about MHiPS visit

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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.