• What is Tuning in to Kids?

    Tuning in to Kids is a 6 session group parenting program that helps children learn to understand and regulate their emotions.  Click here to find our more about Tuning in to Kids.

Welcome to Mindful

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 are located within the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne and based at Travancore.

Mindful Events

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment Fundamentals - March 2018

    20 March 2018

    Presenter: Specialist Autism Team, Royal Children’s Hospital

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition- (ADOS-2)

    26 April 2018

    Presenter: Deborah Sweeney

  • Understanding and developing emotional regulation in children with ASD utilizing as Innovative Visual Approach: Tracking Better

    18 May 2018

    Presenter: Deeta Kimber

  • Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorders

    08 June 2018

    Presenter: Fiona Zandt

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The Mindful Friday Forum is a professional development series for professionals from any sector working with children, adolescents and families who wish to increase their knowledge on mental health issues. 

Click here to download a flyer for the next Friday Forum


Tuning in to Kids is an innovative and interactive evidence-based group parenting program that helps parents teach their children to understand and regulate their emotions.  Click her for more information about this training.


Developmental Psychiatry Course (DPC) is a one year part time course designed for professionals who aim to develop their knowledge and skills in assessing children, adolescents and families presenting with a variety of social, emotional, behavioural and developmental difficulties.

Click here for more information about the DPC.