Welcome to the special edition on wellbeing and the prevention of violence in young people. This edition is special in two ways. It is the first edition since the name change of the Australian Guidance and Counselling Association (AGCA) to the new name of Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools (APAC). Second, this edition has been supported by the Flinders Centre for Student Wellbeing & the Prevention of Violence (SWAPv; http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/swapv/), which draws together a number of major streams of research being undertaken within Flinders University, situated in Adelaide, South Australia. The Centre also calls upon the expertise of staff members in other parts of the faculty and across the university, in collaboration with national and international researchers and colleagues. The work of the Centre focuses on research that spans the fields of mental health and wellbeing, and violence prevention, primarily in education settings. The Centre is dedicated to making a difference to the wellbeing of young people's lives, focusing on promoting mental health and preventing violence in educational settings. The Centre represents the multiple research, consultancy, professional learning and higher degree research supervision interests of its members, and is broadly inclusive of a rich and varied mix of approaches to undertaking research in the particular fields that provide the foci of the Centre.