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Introducing KidsMatter Primary

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Good mental health is vital for life. Children who are mentally healthy are better able to meet life's challenges and have stronger relationships with the people around them. They are also better learners who are more likely to succeed at school. Good mental health in childhood provides a solid basis for managing changes as they grow.

On the other hand, children who are exposed to multiple stressors - such as a family breakdown, poverty, abuse, racism, bullying, or the mental illness of a parent - are at a higher risk of developing emotional or behavioural problems that can continue into adulthood. The good news is that KidsMatter Primary is all about growing healthy minds. KidsMatter is a mental health and wellbeing framework that helps schools focus on the development of all their students in partnership with families. It was developed by mental health and education experts and has already made a big difference to the lives of Australian children.

Information Sheets 

Why Connect At School 

Supporting Children With Additional Needs
Friendship Skills Suggestions For School Staff
About Good Decision Making
Decision Making Suggestions For Families
Decision Making Suggestions For School Staff
Helping Resolve Conflict Suggestions For Familes
Social And Emotional Learning Suggestions For School Staff
Making Sense Of Childrens Emotions
About Effective Discipline
Building Protective Factors Suggestions For Families
Children And Hardship
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Suggestions For School Staff
How Mental Health Difficulties Affect Children
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Last reviewed 30 April 2020
Last updated 30 April 2020