KidsMatter has become Be You

Building on the work of KidsMatter, the Be You initiative is growing a mentally healthy generation.

What is Be You?

Be You is a single, integrated national initiative to promote mental health from the early years to 18 years. It’s for every Australian educator from early learning services through to secondary schools, including future educators. 

Be You is led by Beyond Blue in partnership with Early Childhood Australia and headspace funded by the Australian Government.

Be You’s vision is that every learning community is positive, inclusive and resilient – a place where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health through promotion prevention and early intervention.

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. 

Be You offers early learning services and schools:

  • evidence-based, flexible online professional learning, complemented by a range of tools and resources to turn learning into action
  • Be You Consultant support for learning and action to inform, guide and demonstrate achievements in meeting National Quality Standard requirements
  • opportunities to participate in interactive events and build professional networks
  • blogs for learning and reflection.

The cost … your time and internet connection!

Is your service or school ready to start?

To sign up your service or school, register here.

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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.