Be You is the national mental health and wellbeing initiative for learning communities; delivered by Beyond Blue, in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia and headspace.
Our free, evidence-informed tools and resources can be embedded in your everyday practice to support the mental health and wellbeing of your whole learning community.
Suicide prevention, response and postvention support
headspace Schools & Communities supports secondary schools to prepare for, respond to and recover together where there has been a death by suicide.
As an educator, your response helps guide and support children and young people who may be thinking about or have been impacted by suicide. Suicide prevention, response and postvention resources are available on the Be You website.
If your secondary school is currently responding to, or recovering from, a suicide or attempted suicide, please contact your Be You state or territory manager.
- NSW/ACT: 0475 838 049
- WA/NT: 0477 769 352
- QLD: 0455 079 803
- SA: 0448 381 280
- VIC/TAS: 0458 559 736
Our Be You Consultants are available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday to provide tailored support for your school.
It's important for schools to undertake immediate risk management processes, follow emergency management protocols and contact your relevant department or school authority prior to contacting Be You.
We can help:
Plan a whole school approach focusing on positive mental health promotion, prevention of poor mental health and early intervention for students experiencing difficulties.
Be You Consultants can support your school to:
- prepare your school community to be ready should a death by suicide occur
- guide your school on how to support a young person at risk of suicide
- guide your school response to a death by suicide and the subsequent recovery for the community.
Be You also provides free access to evidence-based, quality professional learning online, this includes planning and implementation tools, action plan templates & evaluation tools.
Natural disaster response
We recognise that natural disasters can have mental health impacts on communities, our aim is to provide support to communities recovering from trauma, to empower those communities' and build resilience.
Be You have online resources and professional learning modules to help you through these challenges; tools for you and for your students.
If your school has been affected by a natural disaster, please contact your school’s Be You Consultant (details above).