What is an Action Team?
Action Teams are central to Be You
We know the most effective approach to mental health prevention and promotion is one that involves the whole learning community – including leaders, educators, children and young people, families and the wider local community. We call this a ‘whole learning community approach’.
An Action Team is a group of individuals within an early learning service, school or school age care service which leads the implementation of the whole learning community approach to Be You. The Action Team works together with the wider learning community to ensure Be You is tailored to meet the needs of your learning community.
Action Team Handbook
For a full overview of whole learning community approaches to Be You and the role of the Action Team, download the Action Team Handbook for your setting:
- Action Team Handbook: Early Learning Services (2.5 MB, PDF)
- Action Team Handbook: Primary and Secondary Schools (2.37 MB, PDF)
- Action Team Handbook: School Age Care (2.65 MB, PDF)
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Action Team Leaders
To register as a Be You Learning Community you need to appoint an Action Team Leader.
The Action Team Leader coordinates and leads the implementation of the whole learning community approach to Be You. The role of the Action Team Leader is to drive and motivate collective action, and ensure that all learning community members feel part of the Be You journey.
The Action Team Leader might be appointed by the early learning service or school’s senior leadership team, be self-nominated or encouraged to take on the position by the learning community. Action Team Leaders have the support of the rest of the Action Team and the service or school's leadership – they don’t work in isolation and don’t have to carry the load on their own.
A suitable Action Team leader may be:
- a member of the senior leadership team
- a wellbeing leader
- a year level coordinator in a school
- an educator with experience in social and emotional learning (SEL).
Once you have the support of your school or service’s leadership and have an Action Team Leader in place, you can register your learning community online now.