Supporting evidence

Learn about the evidence behind Be You's Professional Learning.
Educator working with primary school students

Purpose of reviews

The Be You Professional Learning provides practical information and advice for educators, based on the latest scientific research. A series of five literature reviews are available to download, and these provide you with a deeper understanding of the key themes and advice in each of the Professional Learning modules and an in-depth summary of the evidence supporting each of the five domains.


Mentally Healthy Communities

A mentally healthy learning community aims to support children and young people to achieve their best possible mental health. This review identifies and summarises recent evidence around the following questions:

  • What are the key attributes of a mentally healthy learning community?
  • What strategies have been effective in contributing to positive mental health and wellbeing in children and young people within early learning services and schools?

Download the Mentally Healthy Communities review [PDF, 32.7 MB]

Learning Resilience

Social and emotional learning skills are essential for building resilience and maintaining positive mental health and wellbeing. Teaching these skills to children and young people can help to prevent the development of mental health issues down the track. This review answers the following questions:

  • What is the relationship between social and emotional learning skills and mental health and wellbeing in children and young people?
  • What strategies have been effective for educators to support children and young people to build social and emotional learning skills?

Download the Learning Resilience review [PDF, 34.9 MB]


Family Partnerships

Families have one of the most important roles to play in the physical and emotional development of children and young people. Families can include parents, carers, grandparents and kin who care for a child. Building meaningful partnerships with families is essential for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. This review summarises what is known about how and why partnerships between families and educators help to support mental health and wellbeing, and answers the following question:

  • What strategies to build and maintain partnerships between families and educators have been effective in supporting mental health and wellbeing in children and young people?

Download the Family Partnerships review [PDF, 29.1 MB]


Early Support

Educators are often some of the first adults children and young people turn to when experiencing mental health issues. Knowing how and when to provide appropriate support is a key skill for educators. This review looks at the following question:

  • What programs for educators to improve knowledge about mental health and wellbeing have been effective in improving mental health and wellbeing for children and young people?

Download the Early Support review [PDF, 28.9 MB]

Responding Together

Critical incidents happen in every learning environment, but how educators prepare for and respond to such incidents is key to managing the impact they can have on children, young people and the wider learning community. This review looks at the evidence to around the following question:

  • What strategies have been effective in helping educators in schools and early learning services support mental wellbeing in response to critical incidents?

Review coming soon.