KidsMatter

A group of wellbeing kid and parents

THE KIDS MATTER PROGRAM AT Isabella Plains Early Childhood School

http://www.kidsmatter.edu.au

Kids Matter is the first national mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative specifically developed for primary schools. It involves the people who have a significant influence on children's lives – parents, families, care-givers, teachers and community groups – in making a positive difference for children's mental health during this important developmental period..

The Kids Matter initiative aims to:

a) Reduce mental health problems amongst students.

b) Improve the mental health and well-being of primary school students.

c) Achieve greater support for students experiencing mental health problems.

Isabella Plains Early Childhood School will make a difference to children's mental health and wellbeing by addressing four key areas. We will be working through four components in the Kids Matter framework:

  1. A Positive School Community.
  2. Social and Emotional Learning for Students.
  3. Parenting Support and Education.
  4. Early Intervention for Students Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties.

Click on a link below to read more about each of these sections.

For more details on the Kids Matter program read or download these PDF files: