Cooinda Primary School is a member of the BeYou National Mental Health Initiative.
Be You aims to transform Australia’s approach to supporting children’s and young people’s mental health in early learning services and schools. Our vision is that our learning community is positive, inclusive and resilient – a place where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health.
Be You promotes mental health and wellbeing, from the early years to 18, and offers educators and learning communities evidence-based online professional learning, complemented by a range of tools and resources to turn learning into action. Be You empowers educators, helping them to develop valuable mental health skills and knowledge, while also providing an effective model for implementing a whole-learning community approach to mental health and wellbeing.
Be You is led by Beyond Blue with delivery partners Early Childhood Australia and headspace.
You Can Do It! Education in schools is based on Michael Bernard’s work and research as a consultant school psychologist in primary and secondary schools.
The You Can Do It Program is based on the ‘5 keys to happiness and success – Persistence, Organisation, Confidence, Getting
Along and Resilience (which underpins all other keys). Students are given structured lessons on social and emotional skills.
This program benefits the social-emotional development, wellbeing and achievement of young children. The program directory of Beyond Blue – Be You lists this program as best practice for supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.
The You Can Do It program also provides many resources to assist parents in supporting their child’s social and emotional development.
Cooinda Primary School is partnered with the Act- Belong-Commit Mentally Healthy Schools Program. The Mentally Healthy Schools Program provides a framework to embed the Act-Belong-Commit Campaign within the whole school environment, to boost the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff and prevent the onset of mental health problems.
The Mentally Healthy Schools Program encourages young people to talk about mental health, and reduces the stigma around mental illness. It promotes and increases staff and student participation in mentally healthy activities.
The evidence-based Act Belong Commit campaign is a comprehensive, population wide, community-based preventative mental health promotion campaign that is directed by Curtin University’s Mentally Healthy WA and is funded by Healthway and the Mental Health Commission