Eltham North Primary School is a KidsMatter school. The program known as 'KidsMatter Primary' is a mental health and well-being framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children.
Kidsmatter Resources for parents
KidsMatter is a 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 KidsMatter Primary initiative aims to:
a) improve the mental health and well-being of primary school students
b) reduce mental health problems amongst students
c) achieve greater support for students experiencing mental health problems.
KidsMatter for primary years is based on a risk and protective factors model and focuses on four areas where schools can make a difference to student mental health. These four areas are:
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.
See below the comprehensive range of resources for parents to help keep you informed about children’s mental health and how you can help.
Issue: Mental health basics
Mental health basics: Associated information sheets:
Issue: Should I be concerned?
Should I be concerned? Associated information sheets:
Issue: Getting along
Getting along: Associated information sheets:
Learning: Associated information sheets:
Issue: Serious behaviour problems
Serious behaviour problems: Associated information sheets:
Communication: Associated information sheets: Click on the topic that interests you .....