Developing an instrument for measuring student well-being in schools
In Australia, 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness and over 75% of these individuals will have their first episode before 25 years of age. Schools are ideally placed to identify and address the mental health needs of young people firstly as most young people attend school and secondly because schools can deliver a whole school approach to well-being without the negative connotations typically attached to mental health services. This project developed a comprehensive measurement and reporting approach for schools to assess student well-being and enable future collection of uniform data.
Tan Chyuan Chin
The University of Melbourne