Response Ability Wins Award - 30 September 2014

Response Ability - recognised as award winning initiative.

The Response Ability program today will be awarded the Mental Health Matters Mental Health Promotion & Wellbeing Award 2014. This award recognises the national program in developing the confidence and skills of future teachers and educators.

The award will be accepted by Hunter Institute Director, Jaelea Skehan and members of the project team at an awards ceremony officiated by the Hon. Jai Rowell MP at NSW Parliament House.

Program Manager, Dr. Gavin Hazel said that the success of the program can be attributed to the easily digestible evidence-based information embedded within the resources and ongoing consultation with useres to enhance the program.

Look at the full media release at

NEW Podcasts - 10 September 2014

The Response Ability team is pleased to announce the addition of podcasts to the Response Ability website.

ECA Conference 2014 - 9 September 2014

ECA Conference 2014

Staff from the Child, Youth & Wellbeing program presented over the weekend at the Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2014, held in Melbourne.

The theme this year was Seasons of Change: Leadership, Community, Identity.

 Access our presentations on this website - through the About Us tab.


Ministerial Advisory Council for Child Care and Early Learning - 4 August 2014

On the 26th July 2014, the Australian Government established the Ministerial Advisory Council for Child Care and Early Learning.

Childcare and Early Learning Productivity Commission Draft Report - 4 August 2014

The Productivity Commission recently released its draft report on Childcare and Early Learning.

NEW COPMI Resources - 21 July 2014

COPMI releases new resources to enhance help-seeking in young people.


Children with a Disability Australia - Issues papers - 9 July 2014

Children with Disability Australia (CDA) is the national peak body which represents children and young people with disability.

New anxiety fact sheet available - 3 July 2014

New Response Ability fact sheets available

Response Ability at ATEA - 27 June 2014

Response Ability is attending the annual ATEA Conference in Sydney on the 8th and 9th of July.



Positive Schools Conference - 28 May 2014

The Response Ability team will be in Melbourne next week.