Education Leaders


Global Speakers


Case Studies


Networking Days


Champagne Networking

About This Conference

The EduMind ANZ: Strengthening Mental Health and Building Resilience in Schools, set to take place on 31 July - 1 August 2024 in Melbourne, Australia, is a pivotal event bringing together educators, school psychologists, mental health professionals and experienced counsellors to share critical discussion of mental health and resilience within the educational landscape of Australia and New Zealand. This three-day conference aims to foster a collaborative environment where delegates can share insights, best practices, and collaborative approaches to enhance the mental well-being and resilience of our diverse school communities.

Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and case study presentations, participants will delve into the full spectrum of strengthening resilience and fostering positive mental health across all levels of schooling. From social-emotional learning to crisis intervention, mindfulness to positive psychology, indigenous wellbeing to lived experience - this event will explore evidence-based strategies and innovations for nurturing mentally healthy school communities. Furthermore, specialized sessions will be devoted to the pivotal role of schools in suicide prevention initiatives, and the overall improvement in school counselling initiatives. 

This is your chance to be part of a truly pioneering event that will shape the future of student mental health support. Join us at the EduMind ANZ Melbourne Conference 2024, for three inspiring days of collaboration, fresh ideas and empowerment to transform mental health promotion in education. Together, let’s pave the way for stronger mental health and resilience in our educational communities.



Global Thought Leaders & Speakers

Gabrielle Jansen

Head of P-12 Campus

St Joseph's College

Duncan Kendall

Head of Education

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

Ione Norris

Wellbeing Coordinator

Trinity Grammar School

Sia Mastro

Director of Student Wellbeing

Brigidine College

Julia Teo

Leader of Learning, Leading Teacher

Carey Baptist Grammar School

Ben Ernest

Deputy Head of House

Ivanhoe Grammar School

Louise Roberts

Wellbeing Leader

Firbank Grammar School

David Kolpak

Principal, Wellbeing Facilitator and Coach

Trinity College South Australia

Suzi Hyland

Director of Wellbeing Programs

Padua College

Amrita Ahuja

Head of Senior School

Westbourne Grammar School

Annalivia Carli Hannan

School Counsellor

Mercy College

Anna Michalopoulos

Head of Counselling and Student Health Services

MLC School Sydney

Blake Reynolds

Leader of Wellbeing

Mount Saint Patrick College

Sam Wright

Vice Principal

Padua College

Julia Baron

Chief Executive Officer

Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC)

Wilhelmina Marjan Woortman

Academic Learning Support Coordinator

UBSS Australia

Maša Popovac

Senior Advisor, Digital Literacy & Online Safety

Alannah and Madeline Foundation

Mitch Groenewald

Program Engagement Advisor

Alannah and Madeline Foundation

Renae Dunleavy


Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst

Emma Grant

Dean of Wellbeing & Culture

Braemar College

Lockie Cooke

Council Member/ Co-Founder (iyarn)

Christ Church Grammar School

Dr. Nitin Shukla

Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist

ORYGEN - Youth Mental Health

Ben Pook

Advocacy and Government Relations Manager and Community Educator


Ron Prasad


Beat Bullying with Confidence Foundation

Sleiman Abou-Hamdan

Transformational Professional Speaker, Clinical Psychologist, Leadership and Executive Coach

Holistic Psychology Australia

6 Powerful Reasons To Join Us This July - August

  • Dive deep into the methodologies schools are adopting, such as mindfulness practices and stress management techniques, which play a pivotal role in combatting anxiety and stress, ensuring a mentally resilient student body.
  • Deepen your understanding of the early signs of depression in students by learning from leading experts about the awareness and strategic interventions schools employ to support students' mental health swiftly.
  • Address the changing nature of bullying in the digital era by implementing digital citizenship and cyber safety curriculums to promote a secure online space for students and combat the persistent impact of cyberbullying.
  • Explore the profound impact of trauma on learning and develop the skills necessary for implementing trauma-informed practices, thereby creating a secure educational atmosphere that recognizes and caters to the needs of students with trauma histories.
  • Immerse yourself in interactive sessions to experience the transformative power of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), which is significant in fostering emotional intelligence and resilience, and understand how its integration can greatly enhance the holistic development of students.
  • Engage in intellectually stimulating panel discussions and debates that defy conventional wisdom and join the movement to dismantle the mental health stigma in educational settings, while championing open conversations through campaigns and educational programs to foster a culture of understanding and empathy.

Major Conference Themes

How Schools Are Now Integrating Mindfulness Practices And Stress Management Techniques Into Their Curricula To Combat Anxiety And Stress

There's Growing Awareness About Early Intervention In Mental Health, Leading To Schools Being More Vigilant About The Early Signs Of Depression In Students

With The Digital Age, Bullying Has Evolved Into Online Platforms, Making It A 24/7 Concern. How Schools Are Integrating Digital Citizenship And Cyber Safety Curriculums To Combat This

Schools Are Moving Towards More Inclusive And Understanding Approaches For Students With Disruptive Behavior, Often Rooted In Underlying Mental Health Issues

Recognizing The Impact Of Trauma On Learning, Schools Are Adopting Trauma-Informed Practices To Create Safe Learning Environments

With Rising Concerns About Student Suicides, Schools Are Actively Participating In Suicide Prevention Programs And Mental Health Training For Staff

SEL Is Becoming A Core Component Of Education, Focusing On Developing Emotional Intelligence And Resilience In Students

Schools Are Increasingly Recognizing The Need For Grief Counseling And Support Services To Help Students Cope With Loss

Self-Harm Is An Unhealthy Coping Mechanism That Signals Emotional Distress. Staff Education, School Policies, And Mental Health Resources Can Help Address This Issue

Schools Are Addressing Substance Abuse More Proactively Through Education, Early Intervention, And Collaboration With Health Services

LGBTQ+ Students Have Higher Rates Of Bullying, Depression, And Suicide Risk. How Inclusive Policies, Staff Training, And LGBTQ+ Support Groups Make A Difference

With The Rise Of Social Media, Issues Around Body Image Are Becoming More Prominent, Prompting Schools To Address Them Through Education And Positive Reinforcement

Digital Literacy Programs Are Now Incorporating Online Safety To Protect Students From Cyberbullying

Campaigns And Educational Programs Are Being Implemented To Break Down The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health, Encouraging Open Conversations

Recognizing The Diverse Backgrounds Of Students, Schools Are Emphasizing Culturally Sensitive Approaches To Mental Health

There's A Push Towards Enhancing The Quality Of School Counselling Services To Better Meet The Mental Health Needs Of Students Using AI

Conference At A Glance

  • Detecting Early Signs Of Depression: How The Royal Agriculture Society Of NSW Is Empowering Youth To Make The Difference Through Their Education Programs
  • Anti-Bullying/Cyberbullying: How Arndell Anglican College's Anti-Bullying Campaign Led To A Noticeable Reduction In Bullying Incidents, Both Online And Offline
  • Suicide Prevention: A Detailed Look Into Schools In Australia And Their Comprehensive Approach That Includes Training, Student Workshops, And Support Systems
  • Managing Disruptive Behavioral Issues: How Trinity Grammar School Kew, Is Using An Initiative Of Personalised Learning To Manage Disruptive Behaviour In And Out Of Classrooms
  • Addressing Self-Harm: How Does MLC School Respond To Reduce Self-Harming Incidents At Their School With Targeted Interventions And Support Groups And How They Support Their Students When They Are Using Self-Harming Coping Mechanisms
  • Preventing Substance Abuse: How Students Got Tired Of The School Traditional Methods Of Tackling Addiction In Schools And Used School Resources And Community Organisations To Tackle Addiction Issues Among Their Peers
  • LGBTQ+ Support: How Creating Awareness And Respect Supports LGBTQ+ Students And Promotes Inclusivity (Ref: “PROUD Of My Transgender Child”)
  • Panel Address: Preventing Burnout Among Educators: Self-Care Tips And Institutional Supports To Promote Teacher Wellbeing.

Download Brochure

You can download our conference brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this conference, please contact our Program Advisor at [email protected] or call us at:

Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
USA: +1 888 745 8875

31 July 2024: Champagne Networking Session

We would like to invite you to the champagne networking session at the end of the first day of our conference. During this event, you will have the opportunity to network with a wide range of industry leaders and business partners, as well as broaden your business networks.

This powerful networking session will give you access to key influencers and our partners in the industry who have a wealth of experience and knowledge through the sessions they deliver at the main conference.