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Mental Health and Young Victorians: How can schools, evidence and support services work together

12 Oct 2021Online


Expert panellists will discuss how education services can best support the mental health of young Victorians. 

Although mental health was front of mind before COVID, the findings of the Victorian Royal Commission, the reality of diverse approaches and support options, and the enduring impact of the pandemic mean taking action on mental health is more important now than ever before. Front-line staff must balance prevention and response and navigate the complex relationships between schools, families, communities and services. The role that schools play in pulling the pieces together is central to lifting mental health and wellbeing.

During the session, learn about the challenges of navigating this complexity as a school leader; hear from the lead author of the WHO/UNESCO global standards for health-promoting schools; and get insights into how education system design can leverage the evidence base at the same time as enabling localised and authentic models of support.


Suzanne Trease

Assistant Principal, Engagement and Wellbeing at Sandringham College

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Justin McDonnell

Executive Director, Mental Health Reform

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Professor Susan Sawyer AM MBBS MD FRACP

Director, Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children’s Hospital

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Dr Peter Goss

Director, PwC Australia

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Nick Chiam

Partner, PwC

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This event will be delivered with IPAA Victoria Silver member PwC Australia.

Date & Time

12 October 2021
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (AEDT)