Journal article

Be You: A national education initiative to support the mental health of Australian children and young people

Erin Hoare, Andrew Thorp, Nadine Bartholomeusz-Raymond, Alicia McCoy, Helen Butler, Michael Berk

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Early learning services and schools provide unique settings for mental health promotion and early intervention due to the potential for population-level dosage and reach in terms of reducing multiple risk factors and enabling protective factors among young people. Educators play a key role in supporting children and young people's experiences of, and access to mental health promotion opportunities, and hold unparalleled opportunity in terms of creating mental health-promoting learning environments. In 2018, the Australian National Mental Health in Education Initiative, Be You, was launched. Be You is a multi-million-dollar Australian government-supported initiative, freely available to all 2..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: Be You is funded by the Australian Government's Department of Health, National Support for Child and Youth Mental Health program. E.H. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (APP1156909). M.B. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellowship (APP1059660 and APP1156072).