About Mindful

About Us

Mindful Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health is the state-wide unit responsible for the delivery of postgraduate courses, training programs, professional development and research programs in child and adolescent mental health.

Mindful is jointly auspiced by the University of Melbourne and Monash University and is funded by a Department of Health grant.

We have a teaching and research facility located in Flemington, Victoria and offers postgraduate courses and professional development via distant education and video conference to rural participants.

Mindful is one of the partners in the Take 2 consortium together with Berry Street Victoria, Austin Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Latrobe University and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) delivering a therapeutic service for children in care

Please find below information about the Mindful vision and programs.


Our vision is to strengthen the mental health delivery system for children, young people and families by

  • Developing and delivering across Victoria, the best vocational training courses for health, education and welfare professionals
  • Promoting effective community and clinical interventions by continuing education, professional support and advocacy
  • Developing a research program to advance clinical and preventative understandings
  • Advocating for children, their families, early and clinical interventions
  • Developing links with others promoting children’s health and happiness

Post graduate courses

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Course (CAPC). (Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Sciences, (Child, Adolescent and Family Therapies) The University of Melbourne
  • Developmental Psychiatry Course (DPC), Mindful
  • Master in Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MCPP), Monash University
  • Graduate Diploma, Child Psychotherapy Studies, via distance education, Monash University
  • Advanced Training in Psychotherapy, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Master of Psychiatry, Master of Psychological Medicine, University of Melbourne and Monash University, Child and Adolescent Unit

Professional Development

  • Mindful Friday Forum, offered via video conference to rural sites.

Training Programs

  • Training for employees of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) funded by Department of Health (Vic)
  • Autism State Plan training, funded by Department of Health (Vic).

Research Programs

  • Tuning into Kids
  • Tuning into Teens
  • Dad’s Tuning into Kids
  • Postgraduate Research Supervision

Other projects

  • CAMHS and Paediatricians Working Together Project 2010