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Schools will have access to

Information for schools, students and their caregivers about the tool and youth mental health. Schools can also register for My Mind Check and access the school portal.


For registered schools only.

Schools set up and run check-ins from the portal, see whole school, year level and individual student outcomes, and access how-to guides and templates to communicate outcomes to caregivers and students.


To support schools as they consider and plan to use My Mind Check.

On-hand during school hours for technical enquiries.

Young aboriginal student talking to her tutor outdoors in the sun in Australia.
Young aboriginal student talking to her tutor outdoors in the sun in Australia.

Supporting schools to understand student mental health and wellbeing

Voluntary for schools and students

Includes both mental health & wellbeing factors

Provides non-diagnostic point in time information for schools

Adds value by providing schools with a freely available resource to assess student mental health and wellbeing

Intuitive, simple and easy to use

Gives schools evidence-based data to make decisions

For school students from Foundation to Year 12

Delivers to Commonwealth standards of cyber security, privacy and consent

Why schools need My Mind Check

Mental Health in Schools

Mental Health affects the education and lives of young people

Mental health difficulties are highly prevalent among children and adolescents, affecting approximately 14% of young Australians.  

Research suggests that by Year 9, young people with mental health concerns are on average two years behind their peers in relation to reading, writing and mathematics. Sadly, more than 45% of young people diagnosed with a mental health condition do not get the crucial help they need.  

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How we fit in

Proactive mental health and wellbeing information

It’s free, convenient and simple to use.

My Mind Check gives schools critical additional information – understanding how individual students feel about their mental health and wellbeing.

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Product Selection

Ages and Domains

Check-ins take approx. 15-20 mins to complete and differ by student age group:

  • Foundation – Year 3 – Visual presentation of 2 images, students select option that best reflects them
  • Years 4 & 5 and Years 6-12 – asked a series of questions, with a range of possible answers for them to select from Schools can also choose to include optional domains.

Basic demographic information is provided by schools and students. Students will be asked additional questions to improve the tool and collect student feedback about check-ins. Outcomes from these questions will not be reported to schools – they aren’t required to follow up.

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Macquarie university research and experience speaks for itself

Early 2000s. School based mental health intervention research and delivery

2017. Student check-ins developed and implemented

2020. School psychologist survey. School-based barriers and mental health

2020-2022. Developed school-based check-in (funded by BUPA foundation)

2023. Engaged by Commonwealth to develop digital check-in tool

2024. My Mind Check becomes available to Australian schools

Evidence-based online check-in

Developed by experts and informed by research with Australian schools

To help support our youth, Macquarie University has been commissioned by the Australian Government to deliver a digital check-in tool designed to better understand the mental health and wellbeing of students.

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Internationally renowned Professor Ron Rapee AM, Dr Lauren McLellan and their team at Macquarie University have led the design and build of the new check-in tool called My Mind Check.

The team have based My Mind Check on their own* and published clinical research**† including extensive collaboration across education sectors and engagement with Australian states, federal government, health and Mental Health experts.​ This research had involved over 14,000 students across 70 diverse NSW schools, including research funded by The BUPA foundation. They are excited to use their research to serve schools and students across Australia.​

*Rapee et al., 2024; **Burns & Rapee, 2015,2019; †Hunt, Peters & Rapee, 2012.
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Commissioned by Annette Adamsas

Let’s help students reach their potential

Poor mental health effects about 14% of children, which impacts their educational potential.​

By Year 9, young people experiencing mental health concerns are on average two years behind their peers.​

Research shows that by conducting mental health and wellbeing checks in schools, we can dramatically improve the educational outcomes for children.​

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Stay in touch

Contact us today to discuss how My Mind Check can help in your school.