Welcome to headspace Schools

headspace Schools is a national workforce that supports, engages and partners with education and health sectors across Australia, to build the mental health literacy and capacity of workforces.

Driven by, and in alignment with systems and school improvement, we are dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing outcomes of children, young people, families, and school communities. Our programs and initiatives are designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of school communities through evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, early intervention and postvention services. Download a visual diagram to see how our programs align (PDF).

Be You

Be You is a national initiative for educators, aimed at promoting and protecting positive mental health in children and young people.

Bushfire Response Program

Tailored mental health support to schools and early learning services affected by bushfires across Australia.

Enhancing mental health support

A service for Student Support Service officers in VIC

Food for Thought

Increase the skills of secondary school staff to help them to identify the early warning signs of an emerging eating disorder.

Mental Health Education Program

Free mental health education workshops to secondary school communities across Australia.

Parent and Carer Events

A series of events for parents, carers and community members supporting young people.

Principal Coaching and Support Service

A free service for all Queensland State School Principals, Deputy Principals and school leaders.

Professional development packages for school staff

SAFEMinds: In Practice training, Suicide Risk Continuum Training and Skills-based Training on Suicide Risk Management (STORM®).

Resources for educators 

A young person who has died by suicide has a long and lasting impact on their friends and peers, their families, schools and communities.

As an educator, your response helps guide and support children and young people who may be thinking about or have been affected by suicide. Suicide and response resources are available below: