Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships and Building Respectful Relationships

These learning materials help primary and secondary school teachers develop students' social, emotional, and positive relationship skills.

  • Tier: Tier 1: Positive Mental Health Promotion
  • Type of intervention: Social and emotional learning and mental health literacy
  • Strength of evidence: Registered professional
  • Geographic location: State-wide

Program description

The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) and the Building Respectful Relationships (BRR) learning materials are designed for primary and secondary school teachers to develop students’ social, emotional and positive relationship skills.

The RRRR learning materials include 8 Social and Emotional Learning topics across all levels of primary and secondary education:

  • Emotional Literacy
  • Personal Strengths
  • Positive Coping
  • Problem Solving
  • Stress Management
  • Help Seeking
  • Gender and Identity
  • Positive Gender Relationships.

The BRR learning materials include 3 units across years 8 to 10:

  • Gender, Respect and Respectful Relationships
  • The Power Connection
  • Gender, Power and the Media.

Intended outcomes

Students learn social and emotional skills to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence.

Program details

Target audience
  • Capacity building for primary school staff
  • Capacity building for secondary school staff
  • Primary school students
  • Primary school students – lower
  • Primary school students – upper
  • Secondary school students
  • Secondary school students – lower
  • Secondary school students – upper
Program providerDepartment of Education VIC
  • Delivery mode
  • Face-to-face
  • Online

Implementation considerations

  • Factors to consider: The resources are directly available online and can be delivered standalone, or in conjunction with other materials as part of a comprehensive health program.
  • Staffing: Backfilling may be required for staff to attend training and provide time-release for teachers to undertake curriculum planning.


  • Item cost: Free
  • Detailed cost: Free