Confident Placement Program

This is an innovative education program aimed at increasing access to mental health training for undergraduate students. It is a unique collaboration involving all five Western Australian Universities (Notre Dame, ECU, UWA, Curtin and Murdoch). The program aims to positively promote Mental Health and enhance practical skills in Medical, Nursing and Occupational Therapy students. It has received strong support from the Commissioner of Mental Health, who praised attempts to improve awareness and delivery of care in the mental health sector. In addition the program has been accessed by the ECU Paramedics training program.

The Mental Health Commission has further funded The Marian Centre in 2015 to support the implementation and impact evaluation of the Confident Placements program.