Our work in childhood and educational settings

beyondblue aims to build the capacity of parents, guardians and carers and those working in early childhood and primary school settings to support children’s emotional development and to respond effectively to children experiencing difficulties with depression and anxiety.

beyondblue has developed a range of programs for use in early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and tertiary settings. These programs emphasise proven methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents, guardians, carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids.

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Programs

KidsMatter 

KidsMatter is a national mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative specifically developed for early childhood and primary education care services.

MindMatters 

MindMatters helps schools promote positive mental health and aims to prevent mental health difficulties in students by taking steps to improve relationships and resilience.

SenseAbility 

SenseAbility is a strengths-based resilience program designed for those working with young Australians aged 12-18 years. It consists of a suite of modules developed to enhance and maintain emotional and psychological resilience.

thedesk

​thedesk is a free online program aimed at providing Australian tertiary students with strategies and skills for success and wellbeing during their time at university or TAFE.

Our research relating to childhood and education

Research projects

beyondblue funds a variety of research that contributes to the understanding and knowledge of depression and anxiety in childhood, and regularly evaluates its projects targeting childhood and education.

Resources

beyondblue offers a free catalogue of resources for people, their partners, family and friends, and for health professionals who work in mental health.

More information on childhood and education

beyondblue works to equip parents, guardians and carers with the knowledge and skills to maintain the good mental health and wellbeing of children in early childhood/primary school settings, and prevent the development of a mental health condition.

Read about our initiatives that help build resilience and improved social and emotional skills in young children.



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