Creating nurturing adolescent communities to help young people thrive

Imagine-e1449618484294-300x142 Research from around the globe confirms that too many of our young people are failing to thrive, and experience anxiety, depression, aggression, loneliness, rejection, bullying, and other aspects of suffering. Among disadvantaged Indigenous youth, these problems are even more pronounced.

The Institute for Positive Psychology & Education is undertaking Imagine, a research project that aims to combat this at school-level.

The project aims to improve the mental health, well-being, and social support of young people and reduce the future risk of mental disorder. The results of the project will also help researchers to understand which aspects of well-being and social support promote positive mental health and enable adolescents to thrive.

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Rajiv Maharaj

Team Leader

Professor Joseph Ciarrochi


Professor Joseph Ciarrochi, Dr Baljinder Sahdra, Professor Rhonda Craven, Professor Janet Mooney, Associate Professor Nicola Schutte, Dr Fabri Blacklock, Dr Louise Hayes, Geetanjali Basarkod

Start Date

1 January 2016

End Date

31 December 2016

Funding Body

Collaborative Research Network (CRN)


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