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.

  • Programs inclusion criteria

    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)
    • have a manual to guide the delivery of the program
    • be organised into sessions which are delivered sequentially (it doesn’t matter how many sessions a program has (for example, two or three), or how flexible those sessions are (for example, can be held over a long period of time, or on an as-needs basis), there just needs to be more than one session)
    • be for an appropriate audience (for example, children, young people, parents, carers or families)
    • have a theoretical underpinning, and be backed by evidence
    • be available in Australia.

    Please note, we don't include professional development courses in the Programs Directory.