Mental Health Programs



Beyond Blue Secondary Schools Program

KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children.

KidsMatter Primary provides the methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids.

MindMatters is a mental health initiative for secondary schools that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. We call it a ‘framework’, in that it provides structure, guidance and support while enabling schools to build their own mental health strategy to suit their unique circumstances. MindMatters provides school staff with blended professional learning that includes online resources, face-to-face events, webinars and support.

beyondblue’s secondary school program for years 8–10 aims to equip students with the ability to deal with adverse events through the teaching of ‘life skills’ within a supportive and safe school environment.


mieact School Education Program

batyr Program

The School Education Program for Years 9 – 12 provides students with the opportunity to listen to two Volunteer Educators telling their personal stories of recovery from mental illness. MIEACT Volunteer Educators either have lived experience of mental illness, or experience of living with and/or caring for someone with a mental illness. Interwoven with the personal stories are interactive exercise that allow students to experience what stigma feels like – making the connection between stigma getting in the way of seeking help for mental health problems.

The batyr programs aim to bridge the gap between young people and the services available to them, empowering them to reach out for help when needed. At ReachOut we agree that programs like this are essential to helping all young people to be happy and well.

Talking About Mental Illness is a new 6-part interactive classroom program exploring the experiences of young people who live with mental illness.

The program features the insights and perspectives of 5 young people who share how mental illness impacted them, their path to recovery and the strategies they use to keep well


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