Rossmoyne Primary School is a member of the Be You initiative which is a national mental health initiative for educators which aims to promote and protect positive mental health in children and young people in every early learning service and school in Australia.
Be You’s vision is to build an education system in which every learning community is positive, inclusive and resilient – where every child, young person, staff member and family can achieve their best possible mental health.
Be You offers a range of online, evidence-based tools, resources and professional learning aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of educators to support mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.
We teach resilience as part of our Health Education Program. While we use a variety of strategies to teach resilience, the ‘Challenges and Choices’ resources developed by School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) are a core resource.
This resource provides the explicit teaching of personal and social capabilities that foster resilience and wellbeing among students. The skills and attitudes to be explicitly taught are listed under four elements: Self-awareness; Self-management; Social awareness; Social management