Enhancing adolescent mental health through positive education

  • Vella-Brodrick, Dianne (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cross, Donna (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hattie, John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Rickard, Nikki (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • King, Christine (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Robinson, Justin (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

With 1 in 4 youth experiencing mental illness in Australia, the escalating demand for mental health promotion within schools necessitates an examination of the efficacy and practical utility of an exemplary positive education program (PEP) to improve mental health and stimulate learning. Using comprehensive and innovative methods including psychophysiological indices and mobile technology momentary sampling, thisstudy will identify factors influencing program success in both advantaged (Gellong Grammar School) and disadvantaged (Northern Bay College) schools. Study findings will optimise the use of limited resources and guide future development, training and implementation of PEPs which target a wide range of youth mental health needs.
Effective start/end date1/01/1331/12/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$70,680.00