Our carefully researched programs are unique in that trained young speakers share their lived experiences with mental ill-health, alongside trained facilitators who deliver vital educational information in a fun, safe and engaging way.
Research shows that the best approach to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health is through direct contact with peers who have experienced similar struggles. The [email protected] programs play an important role in breaking down this stigma and bridging the gap between young people and the wide array of services available to them.
batyr are leaders in delivering high-impact mental health programs for a range of audiences. With tailored options for students, parents and teachers, batyr will engage your entire school community in positive conversations around mental health and wellbeing.
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.
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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
of students are more likely to seek help after seeing a batyr program
of students rate the program as highly engaging
Year 10 Focus
“I want to help my friend, but I just don’t know how”
‘Look Out For Your Mates’ identifies the signs and symptoms students can look out for to recognise if a friend might be struggling with their mental health, and equips them with the skills to start a safe conversation.
Year 11 Focus
Pressure to perform? Exam Stress?
We all know High School can be a stressful time for students. ‘Stressed Out’ is designed to equip students with coping strategies for dealing with stress and managing anxiety, with practical tips given that students can implement into their daily lives.
Year 12 Focus
“I don’t know what I am going to do when I leave School”
Although Year 12 is an exciting time, times of transition and change can also be extremely daunting. This program explores strategies students can use to help keep mentally healthy when embarking on their new future.
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.
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.
Unlike most ‘death-by-powerpoint’ PD programs, the [email protected] for Teachers Personal Development is a 2 hour BOSTES & TQI accredited 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.
[email protected] Chapters
The year long resource includes different modules on mental health developed to assist 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.