Open Parachute

Teach Mental
Health skills
using Authentic
Peer voices.

Increase resilience in your students using 
Lessons featuring age-appropriate
documentary videos created by
Clinical Psychologists & Educators.

Open Parachute is being used by
over 350,000 students

If these struggles sound familiar
Open Parachute can help:

Lets Create Generational Change

Click play to learn how we
use student videos to
teach mental health skills!

The Sebastian Foundation

The Sebastian Foundation is making mental health resources available across Australia.

Preventative Mental Health Classes

Our programs are designed by a team of Clinical Psychologists, Educators & Filmmakers, to teach mental health skills to all students in a way that is engaging and relatable, while being easy for educators to facilitate. Every lesson features an authentic peer voice, role modeling self-reflection and Resilience.

Plug & Play Online Lessons

Lessons are available for every age group, from Pre-K through to Grade 12. Lessons require no preparation and are age-appropriate and unique to each grade, allowing students to progress from one grade to the next. Every lesson features unique exercises and activities, relating to the peer story.

Mapped to Curriculum

Open Parachute is mapped onto the National and State curriculums including ACARA, NSW PDHPE and Life Ready, South Australia CPC and SACE, The Victorian Curriculum & Respectful Relationships, and Western Australia Health & PE. Contact us to see how our programs align to each curriculum from Kindy/Reception through to Year 12.

Educator & Caregiver Resources

Educators are provided with online resources to support their own wellbeing. They are also provided with online Training to increase their capacity to support their students wellbeing. Caregivers are provided with their own online portal containing resources specifically for supporting their child's wellbeing at home.
"The online format makes it easy for educators to access quickly and easily. The video-based content is appealing to both teachers and students. The personal stories shared by students are engaging and credible. Having the kid’s ages in the videos similar to the students who are viewing them allows for students to see themselves and connect with the content in a real and meaningful way."

Implement a Structured Tier 1 mental health program in your school.

Build resilience in both your Staff and Students.

1

Prepare educators to run the program

Teachers can run the program in any class, wherever it fits best in each school setting. They receive a log-in to access all elements of the program. They watch a series of short onboarding videos, which fully prepares them to run the program in their classes.

Lara K-12 Mental Health Program

“It was so user friendly, and it was laid out really well.”

Lara Matthews – Year 6 Teacher

2

Start the Lessons

Lessons are run by teachers in a classroom setting. Teachers have flexibility with which topics they deliver across the year. Schools and teachers have autonomy to decide which lessons are most useful in their context.

K-12 Teacher Well-Being Mental Health

“I’m glad I could go between whatever lessons was applicable.”

Lavan Vassor – Year 7 Teacher

3

Ongoing support

Teachers are supported throughout the school year by our team of support staff including Clinical Psychologists and Educators, providing tips and tools for student mental health support and answering any questions they may have on program delivery. Support is available through Live Chat, Office Hours, Email & Phone.

Carol-Ann K-12 Mental Health

“Dr Watson was incredibly accessible and the responses and problem solving approaches have been really outstanding.”

Carol-Ann Leidloff – Director of Instruction

4

Educator Resources

Included in the program are 10-minute video-based Well-being Modules focussed on stress-management and resilience that can be used by educators individually, or as a tool to provide targeted support to your entire team at staff meetings.

Samantha Elementary School Teacher

“Listening through to your teacher wellness program, I learnt so much.”

Samantha Dunlop – Primary School Teacher

5

Support for Parents

Video-based well-being resources for parents can be shared with your entire parent community to provide information and skills-building for supporting student mental health at home.

Lara K-12 Mental Health Program

“It was so user friendly, and it was laid out really well.”

Lara Matthews – Year 6 Teacher

Implement a structured Tier 1 mental health program in your school.

Build Resilience in both your staff and students.

1

Prepare educators to
run the program

Teachers can run the program in any class, wherever it fits best in each school setting. They receive a log-in to access all elements of the program. They watch a series of short onboarding videos, which fully prepares them to run the program in their classes.

Lara K-12 Mental Health Program

“It was so user friendly, and it was laid out really well.”

Lara Matthews – Year 6 Teacher

2

Start the Lessons

Lessons are run by teachers in a classroom setting. Teachers have flexibility with which topics they deliver across the year. Schools and teachers have autonomy to decide which lessons are most useful in their context.

K-12 Teacher Well-Being Mental Health

“I’m glad I could go between whatever lessons was applicable.”

Lavan Vassor – Year 7 Teacher

3

Ongoing support

Teachers are supported throughout the school year by our team of support staff including Clinical Psychologists and Educators, providing tips and tools for student mental health support and answering any questions they may have on program delivery. Support is available through Live Chat, Office Hours, Email & Phone.

Carol-Ann K-12 Mental Health

“Dr Watson was incredibly accessible and the responses and problem solving approaches have been really outstanding.”

Carol-Ann Leidloff – Director of Instruction

4

Educator Resources

Included in the program are 10-minute video-based Well-being Modules focussed on stress-management and resilience that can be used by educators individually, or as a tool to provide targeted support to your entire team at staff meetings.

Samantha Elementary School Teacher

“Listening through to your teacher wellness program, I learnt so much.”

Samantha Dunlop – Primary School Teacher

5

Support for Parents

Video-based well-being resources for parents can be sent to your entire parent community to provide information and skills-building for supporting student mental health at home.

Jenny Williams K-12 Mental Health Well-Being

“Parents have found them really helpful to use with their kids.”

Jenny Williams – Director of Educational Support Services

Hear from other leading schools about how Open Parachute has helped their students

A Resource for All Schools

Dr. Daniel To – Principal

“We were looking for a resource that really works for all of our schools and hits on a multitude of issues rather than a different resource for every issue…We want to have a resource that covers the breadth of everything but also the depth as well, which is why we chose Open Parachute…This sort of response and the research behind it is the best resource that we can give to students and families.

Students Learn to Problem Solve

Samantha Dunlop – Teacher

“Since we finished the program we’ve noticed that students are starting to problem solve on their own…and when there’s disputes in the classroom or on the playground we come back together as a group and watch the video again so we can revisit the issue…we really can dive deeper into these challenges because the kids all have a common language now.

Giving Teachers Confidence

Craig ODell – Athletic Director

“This program was really simple to use, and it covered all the core competencies that we needed to cover. It gave me the tools so that I felt more comfortable and confident to tackle these important conversations with my students. The students were able to express their appreciation for each other and they even started apologising for things they realised were hurting others. I’m really looking forward to using the program again next year!“

Open Parachute is proud to support Stand Tall 2024!

Open Parachute is proud to support Stand Tall 2024!

Open Parachute makes it easy for Schools to provide preventative mental health support to all their students

Your teachers will feel confident supporting their student’s wellbeing.
Your students will build skills to increase their resilience so
they can thrive in all areas of their lives.
and get access
to a free trial!
Testimonial Mental Health K-12 School
"Our classrooms are buzzing about Open Parachute. Students eagerly participate in the Open Parachute lessons and ask to continue with lessons even when the class is over. Students recognize themselves in the youths featured in the videos, which makes the content more relatable. As a parent, I have been able to take what I have learned from the Open Parachute lessons to interact with my own children. I feel like I can competently and confidently respond to the challenges my children are facing in their lives right now."
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