MindMatters in action

Tips on implementing MindMatters and stories from schools already involved.

20 March 2017

An Evaluation of MindMatters - A Summary of Key Findings

MindMatters is a whole of school mental health promotion initiative, managed on behalf of the Commonwealth Government and beyondblue, in partnership with Principals Australia Institute. In 2014, MindMatters underwent a major redevelopment. To find out what schools thought about these upgrades, beyondblue engaged the Australian Council for Educational Research to undertake an independent external evaluation from 2014 to 2016.

23 June 2016

Swan Reach student writes about new health and wellbeing program

English teacher at Swan Reach Area School, Terry Brandon, asked her students to write a newspaper article on the school's recent We Matter launch. This article was chosen as one of the best and is by Brooke Verran, a Year 11 student. Staff and community members created an event to launch We Matter, which is a program to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. We Matter is a joint program of KidsMatter and MindMatters.

15 March 2016

ACT school recognised for commitment to MindMatters

Caroline Chisholm School in Canberra’s south-east Tuggeranong Valley has been commended for its successful implementation of the MindMatters framework. Visited by the Minister of Education, Shane Rattenbury last month, the co-educational public school was awarded $5,000 to further promote a positive and mentally healthy school environment for its students and staff.

15 December 2015

MindMatters in Action at West Moreton Anglican College, QLD

West Moreton Anglican College is benefiting greatly from the MindMatters framework. Implementing MindMatters has educated and empowered staff to support the mental health and wellbeing of their students. Throughout 2015, all staff are undertaking MindMatters modules as part of the professional development calendar.

19 October 2015

MindMatters in action at Nhulunbuy High School, NT

For Nhulunbuy High School, a whole school approach to mental health was the key to success. The school began implementing MindMatters three years ago and has established an enthusiastic and diverse Wellbeing Team devoted to positive mental health initiatives. Two student representatives were recently added to the team, providing a student voice on all projects.

15 May 2015

Parkes High gets started with MindMatters

Student disengagement and conflict are challenges most secondary schools face at some point. When students may also be facing potential mental health difficulties, how can schools support wellbeing? Learn how Parkes High School in New South Wales is using MindMatters to tackle these challenges.

1 May 2015

Join MindMatters at Positive Schools

The MindMatters team will be presenting at the seventh Positive Schools conference, two days of positive education for all Australian primary and secondary school educators.