School-wide approaches for developing social and emotional wellbeing

June 2015June 2018
ARC Linkage Project

School disengagement, suspensions, and emotional problems among adolescents have increased steadily. The Australian Government's strategic research priority of maximising social and economic participation, therefore, is an urgent need. In partnership with the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment, this research will test how embedding social and emotional wellbeing into school-wide policies, classroom practices, and self and social strategies of students enhances learning, behavioural, and social outcomes. Implementing whole of school approaches to enhance social participation and wellbeing will build resilient youth and ultimately the social and academic capacity of Australia's young people.

Contact: Dr Julie Bower

Related: Mindfields


Project members

Professor Annemaree Carroll

Professor, Affiliate Associate Professor
School of Education
Affiliate Professor
National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research

Professor Robyn Gillies

School of Education

Associate Professor Christa van Kraayenoord

Hon. Research Assoc. Professor
School of Education

Dr Julie Bower

Honorary Research Fellow
School of Education

Dr Jim Watterston, Director General, Department of Education and Training, Queensland