Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

Gain valuable skills to improve the emotional wellbeing of your students.

In this program you will develop your understanding of student anxiety, depression and the impact of trauma on learning. Using a multi-tiered framework, you will examine how schools and individual teachers can take a proactive approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of their students.

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Location Online
Date/s Session 1: Tuesday 30 May (live session)
Session 2: Tuesday 6 June
Session 3: Tuesday 13 June
Session 4: Tuesday 20 June
Session 5: Tuesday 27 June
Session 6: Tuesday 4 July (live session)
Duration 16 hours over 6 weeks (2 hours per week plus 2 × 1-hour live lectures)
Prerequisite/s There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certification School of Education Certificate of Attendance
Fee/sStandard price: $528.00 inc. GST
Group bookings of 10 or more: $385.00 inc. GST
La Trobe staff price: Free
La Trobe student price: $110.00 inc. GST
Registrations close 5.00 pm Tuesday 16 May 2023

La Trobe’s online short course in student wellbeing has been designed specifically for teachers, principals and school counsellors. It responds to emerging research highlighting the impact of COVID-19 on student wellbeing in disrupted learning environments. You will gain the skills needed to support student mental health along with the knowledge to implement a whole of school approach to supporting wellbeing for all students.

Over six weeks you will engage with case studies and real-world scenarios to support your understanding of how theory applies to the classroom.

Your learning activities are self-paced so you can study at a time that works for you. Over the six weeks you are encouraged to engage with our academics and other students through a range of materials and learning forums with further learning materials available for those that want to go beyond the core curriculum.

There are two live and interactive sessions held throughout the program where you will be able to engage with La Trobe academics and other students. All sessions will be recorded and made available for participants who are unable to attend.

Your study commitment will be approximately two to three hours per week.

To receive a Certificate of Attendance to submit towards your annual CPD hours you will be required to meet activity and participation requirements.

Course content

Topics covered will include:

  • Anxiety and depression; recognising and supporting the mental health of students
  • An introduction to the impact of trauma on brain development and learning and an overview of trauma informed approaches in schools
  • Developing resilience for all students, building protective factors and reducing risk
  • An overview of a multi-tiered framework for supporting student wellbeing
  • Resources and interventions for additional needs

Extra requirements

  1. Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed at home during study periods.
  2. Students must have basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software).

Further information


T: 1300 135 045


This program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers. A refund will be provided if the program is cancelled.