Mental Health Education Program

Schools play an important role in supporting the mental health needs of young people and their families. This program delivers free mental health education workshops to secondary school communities across Australia.

The workshops have been developed to increase awareness, knowledge and skills in mental health literacy, accessing support and improving wellbeing in secondary students and their parents and carers. Workshops are interactive, strength-based and evidence-informed and timed to fit a standard school lesson. Workshops are facilitated onsite at schools, and/or via webinar during COVID-19.

School staff and headspace centre staff are invited to participate in the workshops where possible. These workshops complement mental health and wellbeing strategies that schools already have in place, including the Be You National Initiative for educators.

This program is a Schools Suicide Prevention Activities initiative funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. For more information please contact the Program Manager at

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