The best outcomes for children are achieved when early childhood education and care services (ECEC) services, schools, and health and community professionals work together with families. KidsMatter is focussed on connecting schools and ECEC services to local health and community agencies so that children and families can access more support and more appropriate referrals.
Schools, ECEC services, GPs and other primary care providers are often the first port of call for children and families needing mental health support. KidsMatter is therefore keen to facilitate linkages with community services who support children and families with children’s mental health.
KidsMatter has resources for supporting partnerships and connections.