From August 2018, Beyond Blue will lead a new National Education Initiative (NEI) with support from headspace and Early Childhood Australia, with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.
Now in the initial planning phase, the NEI team are putting together a reference group of education professionals called Education Voices.
If you’re a teacher, educator, principal, school counsellor, student teacher, or have any other role in a school or early learning service, we’d love you to join Education Voices.
What is the National Education Initiative?
This new initiative will transform Australia’s approach to child and youth mental health care by providing a single end-to-end school-based mental health framework. Covering the continuum from early childhood to secondary school, it will support mental health promotion and suicide prevention activity.
The initiative will integrate and build on the strengths and evidence-based principles of key existing Commonwealth Government mental health initiatives being delivered in education settings.
Working in a similar way to blueVoices, the Education Voices reference group will share their experience, thoughts, opinions and ideas relevant to working in the education sector to help guide the development of the NEI.
The first activity will be a short online survey in December with the majority of activities being held in the first six months of 2018.
How to join
You can join Education Voices at any time until August 2018 with your involvement being at little or as much as you want. You don't have to take part in each activity and can come and go at any time.
Education Voices will be managed by the NEI project team and they will coordinate the activities conducted through the program.
This activity is now closed. Please contact the blueVoices team on 03 9810 6100 or via email
if you would like to discuss this activity.