Tertiary education institutions research

Young adults are at high risk of mental health problems. Many young of them are involved in universities and vocational education.. These institutions have been surprisingly neglected as settings for action. However, this is changing. In 2011, there was a National Summit on Mental Health of Tertiary Students in which members of our team played a key role.

Current studies

Survey research on tertiary student mental health

Data from national surveys, including the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing and the HILDA study, are being used to generate information about factors associated with the mental health of tertiary education students.

Mindwise

Mindwise is an intervention study aimed at improving the mental health literacy of students and staff at Victoria University. Further information can be found at: http://studentmentalhealthwiki.org/MindWise_resources_for_students

Guidelines for tertiary education institutions to facilitate improved educational outcomes for students with a mental illness

These guidelines were developed through expert consensus and consist of actions tertiary education institutions can take to facilitate improved educational outcomes for students with a mental illness. Further information can be found at: www.studentmentalhealthwiki.org

Student mental health wiki

This is a wiki allowing tertiary education institutions to share resources aimed at improving student mental health. Further information can be found at: www.studentmentalhealthwiki.org