KidsMatter Primary provides information, resources and support to ensure you have the best chance of making your school’s KidsMatter journey purposeful and effective. This page provides quick links to some key KidsMatter resources.

Getting Started

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Action Team Handbook and Essential Reading

 Engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

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Tool 1: Implementation checklist

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Tool 2: How does KidsMatter build on what we are doing?

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Tool 3: Component plans

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Essential Reading

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How to guide for schools on surveys and the planning process

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Component 1: Positive school community

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Facilitator Guide

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Participant Workbook

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Summary of Literature

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Video resources

 

 

Mental health information sheets

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Component 2: Social and emotional learning

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Facilitator Guide

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Participant Workbook

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Summary of Literature

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Video resources

 

 

Mental health information sheets

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Component 3: Working with parents and carers

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Facilitator Guide

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Participant Workbook

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Summary of Literature

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Video resources

 

 

Mental health information sheets

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Component 4: Helping children with mental health difficulties

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Facilitator Guide

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Participant Workbook

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Summary of Literature

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Video resources

 

 

Mental health information sheets

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Starting school

Starting school is an important time for children and families. To support children and their families during this time KidsMatter has developed a range of resources. 

Information sheets

These information sheets can assist parents and carers who have specific questions about issues related to KidsMatter Primary and to children’s mental health. 

Programs Guide

The Programs Guide assists schools in making informed decisions about appropriate and effective school social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. You can also compare each program by KidsMatter component:

School surveys

Other topics of interest

The following video resources have been developed for primary schools:

 Relationships get results (animation)

Rubber band kids: KidsMatter and resilience

KidsMatter and student voice

Act early and often: KidsMatter and bullying

Welcoming families to KidsMatter Primary: For schools

Welcoming families to KidsMatter Primary: For families

A whole-school approach

In-school decision making procedures

Working in partnership: KidsMatter schools and health and community services