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    Could a Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader (MHWL) model help primary schools to better meet the needs of students?

    The MHiPS pilot program – which originally began with 10 metropolitan and regional primary schools in Victoria in 2020 – is expanding to 100 schools in 2022. The research study aims to discover if implementing a Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader (MHWL) model in primary schools increases the capacity to meet the mental health needs of students.

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    Youth anxiety and depression are at record levels. Mental health hubs could be the answer

    The COVID pandemic has shone a light on the ongoing decline in young people’s mental health. Psychologists have warned if we don’t start to address the mental health emergency of young people’s anxiety and depression, it may become a “trans-generational disaster”.

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    Push to tackle children’s mental health in primary schools

    Twenty-six Victorian primary schools will employ a mental health and wellbeing co-ordinator to provide training and be a link between classrooms, families and external support as part of a program that was co-designed by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

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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.