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Due to their close contact with children and young people, educators are in a powerful position to notice and support children and young people who might be showing signs of mental health issues.

Modules in this domain provide information and guidance on how to recognise behaviours which might indicate early signs of mental health issues, how to talk to children and young people about these issues, and how to provide appropriate and timely support.


Accreditation and endorsement 

Modules within this Be You domain meet the requirements for teacher-identified professional learning across all states and territories. Each module is aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and contributes to one (1) hour of professional learning. At the completion of each module, a certificate will be awarded.

All registered teachers in every state and territory must ensure they have added their teacher registration number and state/territory to the My Profile page.

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In the ACT, each module within this domain will also contribute to one (1) hour of ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI)-accredited professional learning addressing Standard 4.2.2 Maintain Student Safety of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. TQI-registered teachers must add their registration number and state/territory to the My Profile page to ensure that completed professional learning is recognised with TQI. TQI will be notified weekly of all completed professional learning.

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In NSW, each module within this domain will also contribute to one (1) hour of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing standard descriptor 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. NESA-registered teachers must add their registration number and state/territory to the My Profile page to ensure that completed professional learning is recognised with NESA. NESA will be notified monthly of all completed professional learning.


Modules

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Notice

Early Support

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Notice the early signs of mental health issues.

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Inquire

Early Support

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Inquire sensitively about an individual's circumstances.

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Provide

Early Support

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Provide support or referrals to children and young people.