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.

    Project web site:
    Contact person:  Paras Tsiamis
     Phone: +61 3 9345 6457
     Staff working on project:

    Continuing the analysis and dissemination of data from the Gatehouse Project through the Adolescent Health and Social Environments Program are:

    • Dr Lyndal Bond
    • Helen Butler
    • Prof Glenn Bowes
    • Prof George Patton 
    • Dr Sarah Drew 
    • John Hargreaves 
    • Ian Seal 
    • Lea Trafford 
    • Paras Tsiamis 
    • Dr Ruby Walter
    Funding Body:
    • 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
     Project Start Date: 1996
    Completion Date: Completed
    Original trial completed in 2001.