The Gatehouse Project

  • Note: this is a past research project that is now complete.


    The Gatehouse Project was a research project conducted in Victorian secondary schools between 1996 and 2001. It aimed to promote health and emotional wellbeing of young people by increasing connectedness and skills for managing life's ups and downs. A systematic process for whole school change of policies, programs, practices and structures was evaluated through a randomised controlled trial. It a reduction in health risk behaviours for young people as well as system level changes within schools.

    The work of the Gatehouse Project is being further developed through the  Adolescent Health and Social Environments Program (AHSEP), and national and international adaptations.


    • The Queen's Trust for Young Australians (subsequently Foundation for Young Australians)
    • Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)
    • National Health & Medical Research Council
    • Victorian Department of Human Services
    • Sydney Myer Foundation
    • Baker Foundation


    Prof George Patton for information.