batyr@school programs aim to remove the stigma around mental health and engage, educate and empower young people to reach out for support when they need it.

What’s it all about?

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 batyr@school 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.

Is your school equipped to empower and educate students to take charge of their mental health?
Learn how batyr@school can help.

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What programs do batyr offer?

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.

Schools can pick from; one of our 5 batyr@school value packages designed to engage the entire school community, or a single batyr@school program for students in Years 9-12.

If you are interested in learning more about our packages, please fill out an ‘Expression of Interest’ form and a batyr school team member will be in contact.

Programs Options

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.

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.

Look Out For Your Mates

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.

Stressed Out

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.

Future Proof

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.

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Student Advocate Resource.

The year long resource includes different modules on mental health developed to assist student led groups passionate about continuing positive messages about mental health in their School Community. Each term students will be guided through the module with a batyr staff member.

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.

batyr@school Teacher Professional Development

Unlike most ‘death-by-powerpoint’ PD programs, the batyr@school 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.

``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 to our pastoral care coordinator and year coordinator. Many thanks again, great feedback from the students!``- Head of Yr 12, Radford College
``The bottom line for why batyr works in our schools is that they bring real young people with real lived experience into contact with students in a way that engages our students and brings the discussion around mental health home for them.``- Student Wellbeing Teacher
``This is the second year with batyr and they connect with kids like no other program I’ve seen. They’re engaging, they connect on a personal level and the personal stories make it real. They energise those kids and change mindsets.``- Head of Welfare, Calrossy Anglican High School
``More conversations have been started this week... There has been a noticeable shift in our year's attitude to such a silenced, 'behind closed doors' matter.``- Year 10 School Student
``Thank you! For some of us, it’s just another presentation. But for others, it’s a massive neon light that declares 'hey, it’s okay, and it’s okay to talk about it'``- Year 12 Student
``Thanks for giving me the courage to seek help. It's been hard for me at the moment and I think I really needed this.``- Year 10 Student