Elisabeth Murdoch College




Positive Education

Our school is totally committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of every member of our school community. Elisabeth Murdoch College has partnered with Langwarrin Primary, Langwarrin Park Primary and Woodlands to create the Langwarrin Positive Education Network. Together, we strive to improve wellbeing at a school and community level.  Positive Education brings together best-practice teaching with the science of Positive Psychology, to help all students reach their academic and personal potential. Based on the research, we have developed ‘THRIVE’. Our THRIVE model outlines 6 simple actions you can take to build robust levels of wellbeing.



THRIVE also incorporates the MindMatters wellbeing framework to help plan, evaluate and continually improve our practices and procedures.


Students THRIVE

Research has demonstrated that a student’s wellbeing is closely linked to improved academic, social, emotional and behavioural outcomes. Every student will regularly participate in wellbeing lessons that explicitly teach critical life-skills, such as: how to recognise and regulate their emotions, establish positive and respectful relationships, make responsible decisions, learn how to effectively problem-solve, and how to understand and apply their own character strengths. We have also invested in a range of resources and special events that help promote mindfulness, creativity, communication skills and team-work for our students.

Parents THRIVE

Information for parents & carers will be made available to help support families learn how to adopt principles of positive psychology at home. Keep an eye out on the Newsletter and our Website for information and don’t forget to check out our library of books you can borrow.

Teachers THRIVE

EMC will be investing in the wellbeing of all school staff. Professional learning will be running for all teachers on the concepts of THRIVE and exploring how this can be incorporated in their personal and professional lives. Special events and activities will also regularly run throughout the school year. Coaches will also be available to support teachers in the classroom to deliver the THRIVE curriculum.

Langwarrin Community THRIVE

The schools are committed to improving wellbeing at a school and community level. The schools offer free professional learning to local community groups to help share information and resources for those working with the young people of Langwarrin. The schools will also be exploring how they can give back to the community by volunteering and donating to those in need.


Resources for Parents


Supports and nurtures positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and the significant other people who are important to the well-being of families. Visit the website for more information or call 13 22 89.

Raising Children Network

Is an Australian parenting website that provides comprehensive, practical child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years.

Family Relationships Online

The advice line complements the information and services offered by Family Relationship Centres. The website offers access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution. 


Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour counselling support and suicide prevention services that can be accessed by calling 13 11 14 or on their website.


Is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance-use disorders in Australia. If you need help you can contact 1300 22 4636 or visit the website to seek support. 

Resources for Students


ReachOut is a leading youth mental health website. It provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times. The website has factsheets, tools, apps, videos and forums.

Generation Next

Generation Next is a website that provides education and information about the prevention and managements of mental illness in youth. There are resources for young people, professionals and the community.

Youth beyondblue

Youth beyondblue provides information on a range of topics and issues that are relevant for young people. The website also allows young people to link in with free confidential counselling either by phoning 1300 22 4636 or webchat.


Headspace is a national mental health service for young people. The website has a number of fact-sheet on a range of topics and helps young people link in with their local centre. There is also eheadspace which offers free confidential counselling via webchat or phoning 1800 650 890.

Kids Helpline- Teens

Kids Helpline has a section just for teens which offers information and counselling for people aged 13-25 years. The counselling is free and confidential and can be accessed by calling 1800 55 1800, emailing counsellor@kidshelpline.com.au or webchat.






 Free Developed by Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre. This app allows you to create a mood map of your existing music library and select music to express and enhance your mood.  



 Free  Developed by ReachOut a leading online youth mental health service. This app can measure heart rate and helps guide deep breathing by touching the screen.



 Free  Developed by mental health professionals this app provides different meditations and mindfulness exercise for every age group. It also allows you to rate your mood and track your progress. 
 rowt  WorryTime  Free Developed by ReachOut this app allows you to set time aside to deal with worries so they don’t become intrusive. This is a great brain training exercise to keep stress and worries at bay.


For information about other apps that will boost your wellbeing visit ReachOut Toolbox


Get the Facts

headspace is a leading mental health service for young people. They have produced fact sheets and other resources designed for young people & their families. To access their many resources, visit Resource Library


Local Support Services

If you or a family member needs support, below are a couple of directories that may assist you to find the right service.

Child & Youth Services. Mornington Peninsula Child and Youth Directory helps families find information and service providers relevant to their needs.

Health Services. Health Engine helps you search for Doctors, Dentists, Psychologists, and many more health professionals in your local area.                    

Frankston Community Directory helps you search for informaiton and health, social and support services.


Sarah Roney

Positive Education Network Coordinator

E: roney.sarah.l@edumail.vic.gov.au