The following case studies offer examples of curriculum designers rethinking how to better support students’ mental wellbeing. In each case, the innovation described was designed to address signs that substantial numbers of students were experiencing psychological distress – signs such as:

  • students appearing to be disengaged, overwhelmed or emotionally ‘fragile’
  • students under-performing, or being unable to cope with challenging or unfamiliar tasks
  • students exhibiting high levels of anxiety about course requirements or results
  • students feeling isolated and disconnected, with high absenteeism and attrition.
Practical legal training

Grad. Dip. of Legal Practice

Australian National University

First year program 

Bachelor of Medicine

Monash University

Capstone Practicum

Bachelor of Education


Interior Design 

Bachelor of Design


3rd Year Music Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Victorian College of the Arts

First Year Biology

Bachelor of Science

University of Melbourne

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