Be You Early Learning
What is Be You?
Be You is a national initiative that 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, school age care services, primary schools, and secondary schools across Australia.
Be You supports mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention. The initiative develops educators’ mental health literacy, providing the knowledge, understanding and skills to promote the mental health of children and young people.
It’s delivered by Beyond Blue, in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia and headspace.
Be You supports early learning services, school age care services and schools to develop a positive, inclusive and resilient learning community where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health.
Be You offers early learning services and schools:
- Accredited online Be You Professional Learning
- Tools and resources that can support you to meet national, state and territory requirements, priorities and standards that relate to mental health and wellbeing
- Be You Consultant support. Be You Consultants can guide you through Be You resources and connect you with educator networks
- Opportunities to connect with other educators and mental health experts through online interactive sessions and events
- Articles for learning and reflection
Be You is available at no cost and is funded by the Australian Government
Is your early learning service, school age care service or school ready to start?
Planning for wellbeing: mine, yours, ours
Be You has developed a resource for early learning services, school age care services, and schools to guide ways of planning, learning, and acting together for wellbeing. It provides information, strategies to reflect on with your team, and demonstrates how wellbeing planning links to the National Quality Standard.
Planning for Empowerment: Growing a mentally healthy generation
Be You has developed a resource for early learning services, school age care services and schools to reflect on the concepts, ideas and strategies for creating empowering environments and relationships for children and young people. It provides information, strategies to consider with your team, and demonstrates how creating empowering environments links to the National Quality Standard.
Mental health starts with early childhood
Development and life experiences during this time contribute strongly to a person’s mental health and wellbeing during childhood and later in life.
Early Childhood Australia, as a Be You delivery partner will continue our commitment to the importance of early childhood and ensuring our youngest children, and those who are dedicated to their learning, development and wellbeing have a voice.
Building on the work of KidsMatter, the Be You initiative is growing a mentally healthy generation.