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We are here to support youth mental health throughout COVID-19 and beyond. All our programs can be delivered online or face to face!

 We’re happy to say [email protected] can be delivered online or face to face! This means that whatever restrictions your state or school may have in place, we’ll be able to support your whole school community safely.

Working with us

We’re here to keep young people from reaching the point of crisis through prevention and early intervention. We focus on understanding the needs of your school community and forming a partnership that complements your wellbeing strategy and aligns with your vision.

Since our inception in 2011, we have run our [email protected] programs at 291 high schools and reached over 257,163 young people.

72% rated the program as highly engaging.

67% said they were more likely to seek help for their mental health.

We work closely with you to recognise your students’ needs and engage them on their level to embed positive attitudes towards help-seeking and wellbeing, and create a culture of openness within your school.

Our programs

batyr programs are unique in that they are delivered by young people, rather than teachers or mental health professionals. They are strengths-based and positively framed, rather than focused on risk factors and causes.

Our peer-to-peer voice and lived experience speakers are the core of our work and what sets us apart. Guided by trained facilitators, our programs center around real-life lived experiences of young people overcoming mental health challenges. These safe stories are carefully developed to focus on help seeking, hope and the positive outcomes of reaching out for support.

We work with students from Year 9 through Year 12 and have a suite of programs suitable for different stages. We also have offerings for teachers and parents to include the whole community.

The batyr Standard

The original batyr program! This introduction program is designed to be both informative and fun, for students and teachers alike.

Young, relatable speakers engage the students with their stories of hope, resilience and courage in their experiences with mental ill-health. Trained facilitators educate students on the support networks and services available to them (including your school’s services), and empower students to reach out for help when needed.

The students will also learn about how they can take care of themselves or a friend through batyr’s 5 Tips.

Interested in our programs?

Download our [email protected] info pack!

I have to be honest and say I was skeptical as I’ve seen mental health presentations before that were boring and the kids did not enjoy them at all. This one was delivered by younger and enthusiastic presenters. I’ve recommended this presentation for next year!

Head of year 12, Radford College

78%

of students are more likely to seek help after seeing a batyr program

85%

of students rate the program as highly engaging

Follow-up programs

Additional programs

Full day program

Informative, engaging and fun, our half day and full day programs provide opportunities for students to further engage with mental health and wellbeing as well as connect with community role models and services.

These programs engages the students in activities focused on wellbeing, and how students can implement mental health initiatives in their own school.

Parent Forums

batyr Parent Forums are designed to be practical and informative, giving a range of perspectives on the topic of mental health from a variety of experts and speakers.

Through a lived experience speaker and a Q&A session with a panel of experts, parents will walk away with a greater understanding of mental health and how they can provide support to their teen, as well as what services are available to them.

Teacher Professional Development

Unlike most ‘death-by-powerpoint’ PD programs, the [email protected] for Teachers Personal Development is a 2 hour interactive and collaborative workshop.

The program is designed to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to look out for the wellbeing of their students.

Student Advocate Resource

The year long resource includes different modules on mental health developed to assist a student led group passionate about continuing positive messages about mental health in their School Community.

Each term students will be guided through the module, empowering them to run events & initiatives at school involving students from every year level.

Is your school equipped to empower and educate students to

TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

Download our [email protected] info pack!