information for educators

headspace Schools & Communities is a national workforce that supports, engages and partners with education and health sectors across Australia, to build the mental health literacy and capacity of workforces.

Driven by, and in alignment with systems and school improvement, we are dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing outcomes of children, young people, families, and school communities. Our programs and initiatives are designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of school communities through evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, early intervention and postvention services. Download a visual diagram to see how our programs align (PDF).

Be You

Be You is a national initiative for educators, aimed at promoting and protecting positive mental health in children and young people.

Enhancing mental health support

A service for Student Support Service officers in VIC

Food for Thought

Increase the skills of secondary school staff to help them to identify the early warning signs of an emerging eating disorder.

Mental Health Education Program

Free mental health education workshops to secondary school communities across Australia.

Parent and Carer Events

A series of events for parents, carers and community members supporting young people.

Professional development packages for school staff

SAFEMinds: In Practice training, Suicide Risk Continuum Training and Skills-based Training on Suicide Risk Management (STORM®).

Regional Phone Counselling Service

A service provided for young people living in rural and regional Victoria, who are located between 60 – 80 kms from their nearest headspace centre

Resources for educators

Suicide prevention and response resources along with fact sheets and case studies designed for educators.