Be You is a national initiative for educators, aimed at promoting and protecting positive mental health in children and young people. Our vision is for an education system in which every learning community is positive, inclusive and resilient, and where every child, young person, staff member, and family can achieve their best possible mental health.
Be You empowers educators by supporting them to develop their mental health skills and knowledge, while also providing guidance on how to implement whole-service and school approaches. It offers a range of online, evidence-based tools and resources aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of educators to foster and support mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.
For more information, visit Be You website
The Broome Primary School Be You Action Team is passionate about supporting the mental health, wellbeing and resilience of our school community. The school coordinates events such as our Big Breakfasts and take action around promoting and celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day, RUOK? Day and anti-bullying events.
Based on our school surveys, we collate feedback from staff, students and families which informs how our school can work to continuously strengthen community.
Resources for Families
Triple P is a government endorsed, evidence based parenting program. There are free online courses, discussion groups and many articles about common parenting concerns. There is also a section called Stepping Stones for parents of children with a disability.
The Raising Children website provides free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help your family grow and thrive together. Funded by the Australian Government, reviewed by experts and non-commercial. Raising Children recently released a free app called Raising Healthy Minds
Smiling Minds (Anxiety Specific)
Smiling Minds have a free app to support mindfulness practice, they also have short 2 min video clips called Smiling Mind Creek, and a Family Tool Kit with activities that families can do at home to support their child’s social and emotional learning.
BRAVE (Anxiety Specific)
The BRAVE Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety. The programs are free, and provide ways for children and teenagers to better cope with their worries. There are also programs for parents.
Resources to build safe, inclusive and connected school communities
Resources and support for bullying prevention. Supporting Australian school communities with evidence-informed resources and activities for a proactive approach to bullying prevention and education.
Local services and programs aimed at improving the quality of life of young people and families and assisting them to reach their full potential.
Providing key community services and social support across the Broome Shire.
If you are a new parent, a single parent, a young mum or dad who needs some support, Anglicare WA is here to support you.