Our work in learning communities

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

Beyond Blue has developed a range of programs for use in early learning, primary and secondary school 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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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.


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

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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