Year: 1997 Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia, v.7, no.2, (1997), p.107-112 SIEC No: 20010125

A school-based mental health promotion program was developed, implemented & conducted in New Zealand. Implementation occurred through a teacher development day & the production of a Mental Health Matters teacher resource for use in Years 9 & 10. Three secondary school piloted the program in 1995. A formative evaluation determined the overall response from the 12 teachers & 475 students who participated in the pilot was positive. The evaluation also identified aspects of the program needing further development.