Webinar: OurFutures- Evidence-based health and wellbeing courses for secondary school students

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The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney.


1 hour webinar recording and handout, available on demand.


This webinar is for teachers, other school staff, and youth health workers who are interested in learning about OurFutures, a suite of evidence-based health education courses.

Previously known as Climate Schools, OurFutures is a rebranded and refreshed version of the effective online health education modules. The effectiveness of the online courses has been established in 7 large randomised controlled trials (RCTs), including >14,600 students from 169 schools across Australia. Learn about OurFutures and how you can implement this evidence-based suite of programs in your school.


The webinar will provide an overview of:

  • Substance use and mental health among Australian adolescents.
  • The OurFutures/Climate Schools model, evidence, and impact.
  • The new and improved OurFutures platform.
  • Information about how to get involved.

Evidence Base

This webinar was developed by Dr Lauren Gardner at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, University of Sydney and was informed by a review of the research evidence on this topic.

(Webinar conducted on 9/2/22)

Page last reviewed: 4/09/2023

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