Mental Health in Education Program focused on the education and training of educators
BeYou builds on the success and learnings from five programs (Response Ability, KidsMatter Primary, MindMatters, headspace School Support) promoting social and emotional health and wellbeing for children and young people in the education settings. These programs are now integrated into Be You- one single national initiative delivered through early learning services, primary and secondary schools. This initiative is led by beyond blue with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health. Beyond blue has utilised the expertise from across the country in education, mental health, suicide prevention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, research and evaluation, behaviour change and implementation science to put together an electronic learning package for educators with the vision to support infants, children and young people to achieve their possible mental health.
Be You has a range of factsheets that are a great resource for educators and families. These can be found here.
Mental Health Program focused on providing education and training to clinicians and non-clinicians working with children between the ages 0-12
The Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health supports professionals and organisations working in the health, community or social sector to better support children and parents/carers and improve mental health outcomes of children aged 0-12 years.
Through the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, professionals have free access to a national web hub providing online training, implementation and practice support tools and information, webinars, events and the latest evidence and news about infant and child mental health.
These resources are centred around the following principles:
- Keeping children’s mental health in mind
- Strengthening children’s resilience
- Supporting children at risk of, or experiencing, mental health issues
- Responding to infants and children who may experience trauma, grief and loss.
Whether you work with children aged 0–12 years, with adults who are parents/carers, and/or with families, you have a crucial role to play in strengthening infant and child emotional and social wellbeing, and recognising when a child may be at risk of developing mental health issues. To find out more, visit Emerging Minds.
The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Support for Child and Youth Mental Health Program.