Providing better mental health support for schoolchildren

Peter Monk / 15 February 2022

With children having to deal with the impacts of the climate crisis and the global pandemic, on top of relationship and bullying issues in the age of social media, policymakers are increasingly concerned about mental health in our younger generations.

Guest speaker educational psychologist Dr Marilyn Campbell from the Queensland University of Technology discussed the mental health challenges facing schoolchildren today.

She provided an update on how governments have responded to the challenges and shared her views on how Australia could do better at supporting children in schools, including through changes to the National School Chaplaincy Program.

Dr Campbell is also media spokesperson for Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools.

All the more reason.