Resilient children and young people are better able to cope with life's challenges and knock-backs, and are less likely to experience mental health problems in the future. 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.
Mentally healthy workplaces work better for everyone, and Heads Up is all about giving individuals and businesses free tools and resources to take action. At any given time, one in five employees are likely to be experiencing a mental health condition. Untreated anxiety and depression cost Australian businesses $10.9 billion every year in lost productivity and compensation claims. Creating a mentally healthy workplace where everyone feels supported has huge benefits for employers – it’s better for your business, your people, and your bottom line.
As we age, we’re more likely to experience factors that contribute to anxiety and depression such as physical illness or personal loss. Our sense of independence and the amount of daily support we need is also a factor - someone living in residential aged-care facilities is twice as likely to experience depression as an older person living in their own home. Beyond Blue's education program and resources for aged-care staff aim to help those working with older people provide the right support at the right time.