Be You recognises the mental health impacts that natural disasters, pandemics and other traumatic events have on communities, and the role of learning communities in supporting resilience and recovery. The following resources aim to empower learning communities to build resilience for the future.
Educator wellbeing is a key part of a mentally healthy learning community. The Educator wellbeing page offers a range of resources to help you manage your wellbeing and help build a mentally healthy workplace.
Here, you’ll find educator wellbeing tools that can help you reflect on your stressors, promote help-seeking behaviour, and support your wellbeing and that of your colleagues.
Wellbeing Tools for Students
See Wellbeing Tools for Students for a collection of online resources that Be You has compiled for students.
These tools are designed to help young people learn about mental health and wellbeing, and practise the skills to look after their wellbeing. The tools also contain useful strategies for when young people, or their peers, are struggling.
Resources and information
Emerging Minds Community Trauma Toolkit
The Emerging Minds Community Trauma Toolkit is designed for educators working with children and families in areas affected by a natural disaster or other traumatic event in the community.
Be You Fact Sheets
Read success stories and learn implementation tips from other educators to develop positive, inclusive, and responsive learning communities.
The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) develops, maintains and shares knowledge and learning to support a disaster-resilient Australia.
The Australian Psychological Society has a range of resources available about natural disasters and other traumatic event in the community.
Sessions and Events
Engage with, and learn from, the Be You team and other educators across Australia through interactive Be You implementation sessions, events and webinars. These informative online events explore aspects of Be You content and other areas of interest.
You can view recordings of sessions, events and webinars about supporting children and young people after a natural disaster, critical incident or other traumatic event in the community, below.
To access all previous sessions and events and to check for upcoming sessions, visit the Be You Sessions and Events page.
Be You Professional Learning
Critical incidents can affect everyone in the learning community.
The Responding Together domain includes three Professional Learning modules on how learning communities can prepare for critical incidents, respond in times of crisis and support recovery following a natural disaster.
- Recognise: Understand the potential impact of critical incidents.
- Respond: A collaborative response to critical incidents.
- Natural disasters: A practical framework and useful strategies for supporting resilence and recovery in learning communities followoing a natural disaster or other traumatic event.
Learn more about Responding Together
Bushfire Response Program
The Be You Bushfire Response Program was developed following the Black Summer bushfires across Australia in 2019–2020. The Program provided support for schools and early learning services affected by bushfires to help them understand the impacts of disaster, and how to support recovery and resilience.
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