PhD scholarship – PEACEful Minds: Child Mental Health

Violence and bullying are global issues. In particular, our young people are affected by bullying in schools. Developing effective programs to deal with the consequences and trauma associated with violence are high priorities for governments across the world and in Australia.

Under the supervision of Dr Grace Skrzypiec and Professor Phillip Slee, the project will investigate a school-based and teacher delivered mental health module for primary school age students in the age range 8-12 years old. The project will be a component of an intervention program called PEACEful Minds: Child Mental Health Module. The project will focus on the development and evaluation of a school and classroom-based disaster management and an assessment module to assist schools address and support primary school-age students experiencing a range of natural and human-made disasters.

The PhD candidate will be focused on reviewing current education policy and programs in the field of mental health and disaster recovery, designing and developing an intervention module, and assessing this module in a number of schools.

Breakthrough Mental Health Foundation is funding a stipend of  $28,092  per year for 3 years and the project is tenable within the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University.

More information can be found here and interested applicants should email Dr Grace Skrzypiec ( prior to submission to discuss the project.


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