Student Mental Health: Implications for Teaching and Learning


VMTA Webinar Series

For teachers of ALL instruments

Student Mental Health
Implications for Teaching and Learning

Presented by Dr Anastasia Hronis
Clinical Psychologist & Concert Pianist
Founder & Director @ Australian Institute for Human Wellness

Date: Tuesday 13 October
Time: 7.30pm (AEDT)
Location: Online via Zoom


PD Certificate Provided


Why Student Mental Health?

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a notable increase in mental health concerns including anxiety and depression. Fear, worry and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, and at times when we are faced with uncertainty or the unknown. 

Added to the fear of contracting the virus in a pandemic such as Covid-19 are the significant changes to our daily lives as our movements are restricted in support of efforts to contain and slow down the spread of the virus.

Navigating changing routines and interactions with family, friends and school can cause children, teenagers and young adults to experience increased anxiety and stress, and this is particularly the case for those who already have even mild mental health concerns.  

The topic of student mental health is relevant to music teachers working in any environment and at any stage. However, this webinar is particularly relevant given the current situation.


In this webinar, clinical psychologist Dr Anastasia Hronis will discuss the impacts and implications of mental health concerns in relation to learning, and how music teachers can best support the mental health and wellbeing of their students. You will learn practical strategies to help support students who may be navigating mental health difficulties such as anxiety, stress and depression.  

There will be a Q&A session towards the end of the webinar, giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions. After you have watched the webinar, you will be able to download a PD certificate, and you will be sent a link to the recording.

This webinar is suitable for teachers of ALL instruments.

How to Register

Click on the registration link below. Enter your name and email address to sign up for the FREE webinar. After you've registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with some instructions and a link to join the webinar. You'll also receive a reminder email 24 hours before the event is due to take place, and 1 hour prior to the start time.


Don't worry if you can't attend the webinar at the published time. Simply go ahead and register and you'll receive a link to watch the replay.

How to Join a Zoom Webinar

We recommend you use a desktop or laptop computer to join this webinar.

When you click on the link to join, you'll be prompted to open Zoom if you already have the software installed. Otherwise you will be asked to download the free version. Depending on which device you are using, you may be able to view the webinar in your browser without installing Zoom. In any case, to avoid any possible delays, we highly recommend you download and install the free version of  Zoom ahead of time. 

Genevieve Newton
Victorian Music Teachers' Association
T: (03) 5243 4200

About the Presenter

Dr Anastasia Hronis is the founder of the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. She is a practicing Clinical Psychologist and classical concert pianist. She has performed on stages around the world including the Sydney Opera House and the internationally renowned Carnegie Hall in New York. Anastasia has been awarded her Associate Diploma and Licentiate Diploma in Music, and PhD in Clinical Psychology, and is a lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney. She has specific experience in working clinically with individuals in the performing arts and entertainment industries and understands the unique stressors that these individuals face. She also provides professional development training to teachers and educators to better understand how to support the mental health of students and performers. More information is available at

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