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About Be You

Be You is the national mental health in education initiative delivered by Beyond Blue, in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia and headspace.

Be You equips educators to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people from birth to 18 years, providing an end-to-end approach for early learning services, primary schools and secondary schools across Australia.

What does Be You offer?

To support educators, children and young people across Australia to achieve their best possible mental health, Be You offers:

  • Support from Be You Consultants to guide early learning services and schools.
  • Online interactive Sessions and Events.
  • Accredited Be You Professional Learning.
  • Fact Sheets.
  • Wellbeing resources.
  • Planning and Implementation Tools.
  • Support to develop post-vention planning and response for schools.
  • A searchable directory of evidence-informed programs.

Introducing Be You

Watch Beyond Blue Board Director Johanna Griggs' introduction to Be You.

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The Be You vision

This video shares the vision of Be You for all children, young people and educators to achieve their best possible mental health.


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Be You

Be You promotes mental health and wellbeing, from the early years to 18, and offers educators and learning communities evidence-based online professional learning, complemented by a range of tools and resources to turn learning into action. Be You empowers educators, helping them to develop valuable mental health skills and knowledge, while also providing an effective model for implementing a whole-learning community approach to mental health and wellbeing.


SenseAbility was a strengths-based resilience program designed for those working with young Australians aged 12–18 years. It consisted of a suite of modules developed to enhance and maintain emotional and psychological resilience. SenseAbility content and resources have been updated and republished under the Be You program.

Secondary schools program Years 8–10

This program was designed to help students develop skills that will help them deal with 'life' challenges. This program's content and resources have been updated and republished under the Be You program.

Our research relating to childhood and education

Research projects

Beyond Blue 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.


Beyond Blue 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

Beyond Blue 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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