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:

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?

To register your learning community, click 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.

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.