KidsMatter Primary is an Australian initiative that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of primary school children.

It provides proven methods, tools and support to help schools, families and the wider community nurture happy balanced kids.

KidsMatter Schools begin with a two to three year journey to support students’ mental health and wellbeing.

There are four core components that schools focus on.

  • Component one is about promoting a school community that is positive and inclusive of all members.
  • Component two looks at the best ways of teaching social and emotional skills to all students.
  • Component three is about schools and families working together to support children.
  • Component four is about helping children with mental health difficulties.

KidsMatter recognises that schools can’t do this work alone and that working with families, health and community agencies will lead to the best outcomes for children.