The Dax Education Program provides a dynamic environment to explore art, mental illness, creativity as well as emotional wellbeing.  It provides students, educators and the broader community with a valuable and memorable educational experience that engages them in the fascinating complexity of mental health.

The Dax Centre has developed education programs for various learning levels from primary, secondary, tertiary and postgraduate students, educators to the general public.  The programs are presented by professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from mental health clinicians, scientists, educators to curators.

ELVA (Emotional Literacy through Visual Arts) Professional Learning for primary school teachers supports teachers in using the visual arts to develop student social and emotional learning competencies. Our next intake will start in March 2019. Find out more here.

The secondary school student programs are designed with clear curriculum links, with resources and student worksheets and include visits from 1 -2 hours as well as half-day workshops.

The Centre also runs professional development sessions and workshops for VCE teachers of psychology, health and human development, art and studio arts to help them develop a safe and creative approach to teaching mental health.

If you are interested in any of the programs or wish to discuss the idea of tailoring a program to your needs, please contact the Education Manager at: or contact us using the form below.