Educational or Curriculum

Aussie Optimism Program

Initiative Description: Implement the Aussie Optimism Program: a mental health promotion program for teachers that involves workshops prior to the implementation of each component of the Aussie Optimism program: Social Life Skills and Optimistic thinking Skills. Teachers were taught how to implement the activities and were provided with feedback on their implementation of program activities.

Study Results: Reduced job-related anxiety.

Reference: Tyson, O., Roberts, C. M., & Kane, R. (2009). Can implementation of a resilience program for primary school children enhance the mental health of teachers? Journal of Psychologists
and Counsellors in Schools, 19(2), 116–130

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good