The key aims of the Centre are:

  • to encourage, support and expand research and policy development in the fields of both mental health and violence prevention in educational settings,
  • to attract funding for research and development in these fields from a variety of sources,
  • to connect nationally and internationally with researchers and policy makers in the fields of mental health and violence prevention,
  • to develop and promote research-based best practice and policy initiatives in these fields,
  • to develop and strengthen partnerships with the wider community related to the work of the Centre,
  • to support early career researchers who have as their foci mental health and/or violence prevention,
  • to support research higher degree students pursuing research in these fields,
  • to build a collegial, collaborative research culture of actively contributing members