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  • A whole school mental health and wellbeing online program: Understand, Notice, and Improve


    Tier 1: Positive Mental Health Promotion

    Program Description

    Understand, notice, and improve is a program for students, teachers, and parents to create shared knowledge regarding mental health literacy and well-being.

    The course is divided into three areas:
    1. Understand
    2. Notice
    3. Improve

    This structure helps participants to improve mental health literacy, understand how to identify mental health issues and then provides strategies to improve wellbeing in the school.

    The program is online and self-paced and written in a style that is accessible for senior school students, parents and teachers. Each module should take 1 to 1.5 hours to complete. The shared common knowledge through this program will support further discussions to improve students', teachers' and parents' wellbeing.

    Detailed Cost

    The cost of the program is $82.50 (inc. GST) per participant.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: Whole secondary schools including students, teachers, parents and carers.

    Staffing: There are no staff requirements. Participants can complete the course in their own time. The whole course should take 3 to 5 hours to complete.

    Training requirements: There are no minimum or maximum number of participants. The program is delivered through an online web portal that is available on any device or computer and only requires Internet access.

    Australian context: The program has been developed and applied in Australia.

    Strength of Evidence

    Level 4: Established evidence for program (supported by quality research evidence)

    Geographic Location


    Intended Outcomes

    * Whole of school improvement in mental health literacy

    * Reduced fears and bias around identifying or disclosing mental health issues to other students, parents, or teachers

    * Improved understanding of how to notice mental health issues in self and others

    * Improvement in knowledge around strategies to improve wellbeing and mental health