The Be You Programs Directory

A searchable database designed to help you find the right program for your school or early learning service.
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Implementing a formal program is one strategy your school or early learning service can adopt to support children and young people’s social and emotional learning and promote positive mental health.

In Australia, there are hundreds of different programs offered by many different organisations. We know that choosing the right program can often be difficult.

The Programs Directory is a searchable database of external programs, providing key details about the program delivery, duration and cost, which aims to help you make decisions about choosing the right program for your service or school.

The Programs Directory is undergoing a redevelopment and we are not currently accepting new program applications. If you would like to be keep up to date with the latest news about how to apply to be listed in the Programs Directory, please email beyouprograms@beyondblue.org.au or check back for updates at the end of 2020.

If you have recently submitted a program application, we will be in touch in the coming months with an updated application process.

  • Selecting the right program

    Alongside the Programs Directory sits the STEPS Decision-Making Framework, adapted by Beyond Blue with permission from Bullying. No Way!

    The STEPS Framework provides you with a decision-making tool intended to be used when selecting a targeted program to implement. By providing early learning services and schools with the appropriate questions to ask about the program, it ensures your identified goals and needs are met by the programs evidenced-based approach.

  • Minimum entry criteria for programs

    As part of our continuous improvement work, we have updated the minimum entry requirements for all programs applying to be listed in the Programs Directory. To ensure quality, all programs included in the directory must meet the following inclusion criteria.

    Programs must:

    • align with one or more of the five professional learning domains (Mentally Healthy Communities, Family Partnerships, Learning Resilience, Early Support, Responding Together)
    • align to the Australian Curriculum or National Quality Framework
    • be supported by a training/delivery/implementation manual or guide
    • be offered as more than a one-off session (i.e., offer multiple, sequential sessions which, either as a set series of sessions or on an as-needs basis)
    • be targeted at one of the following audiences as the intended beneficiary, for example: children, young people, parents, carers or families; early childhood educators, Out of Hours School Care
    • have at least one research or evaluation study which demonstrates:
      • a positive impact on mental health outcomes for children or young people
      • a minimum of 20 participants in the study who received the program
      • at least pre and post testing conducted on the group that received the program.