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.
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