Page Content The numbers tell us the need is real. In 2016, suicide was the leading cause of death for Australian children aged 5-17 years. This is a silent tragedy - and it deserves our attention. This new program includes a $4.8 million investment in new mental health support and a dedicated suicide prevention program. It's the equivalent of 40,000 hours of hands-on mental health support. We are also bringing together resources that are available across government to help schools address bullying in its all forms, from physical threats to cyberbullying to verbal intimidation. This approach will give our schools the tools and resources they need to build a culture of respect and understanding, and to empower students to stand up and speak out when they see bullying. Health and wellbeing initiatives Bully Stoppers With resources for teachers, principals, students and parents, Bully Stoppers helps make sure that bullying is taken seriously and not ignored Mental health programs These programs help schools promote positive mental health and ensure that students feel supported at school eSmart eSmart helps schools to build a smart and responsible culture that allows students to embrace the benefits of communications technology, while also being savvy about potential risks and pitfalls Behaviour programs School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support is a framework to help school professionals address and prevent poor behaviour in our school Safe Schools Safe Schools is a program that supports schools to foster an inclusive and safe environment for our school community, including for LGBTI students, families and teachers Respectful Relationships Respectful Relationships is an initiative that supports our schools and early childhood education to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours, and teach children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence Suicide prevention Schools are being supported to promote positive mental health and create a supportive environment for students I have your back Find out how you can be an upstander and act in support of some one who is being racially bullied.