MindMatters is a national mental health initiative for secondary schools funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
MindMatters is a resource and professional development initiative supporting Australian secondary schools in promoting and protecting the mental health, and social and emotional wellbeing of all the members of school communities.
National Schools Recognition Event - Canberra - 2 November 2012
The Hon Peter Garrett MP, Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth presented awards to schools at this important event. Read more about the schools.
‘What I really admire about the MindMatters model is that it is not a specific program or intervention but provides a framework for schools to improve their capability to improve the mental health outcomes of its school community.’
Wanniassa School in Canberra was one of the schools presented with an award. Watch this clip on why they received MindMatters Recognition, 'School awarded for matters of the mind', ABC News, 14 November 2012.