The first project that Little Heroes and Breakthrough have joined forces to support is Big Talks for Little People.
Together with support from Flinders University’s Professor Phillip Slee and Dr. Grace Skrzypiec (pictured left), we have developed the Big Talks for Little People campaign – an online mental health module for primary school age students (7-12 years) within South Australia and the Northern Territory. Its focus is on prevention through early and meaningful education.
The program content is designed to be delivered by teachers, or on a student self-help basis, with the help of a wonderful animated visual to support the children’s learning.
To further support the program, each school will have a friendship bench installed on site so children can talk to each other about the content they’ve learnt in the class, in real time in the school playground.
Together, the children will become each other’s own Little Breakthrough Heroes.
How can I get involved?
A pilot program will take place in eight schools from term one with evaluation and further roll-out to take place on other schools, sporting clubs and OSCH programs.
But we can’t do this without you. We need your help.
We need to raise money for friendship benches in the schools so children will always have a friendly face to look at, as well as rolling out the program further than the pilot schools.