The following videos are used as part of the KidsMatter Component 1 professional learning. They have been developed to be viewed in the context of a range of discussions and activities that take place during the session. 

Video 1: Introduction to Component 1
Description Video
This video highlights the benefits of building a positive school community for students. 
 
Length: 2:10 minutes
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 Video 2: Mental health and wellbeing can be described in different ways
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Connection with the different people in their lives can help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to grow a strong identity. This video explores how a healthy and strong identity is intricately linked with good mental health and wellbeing. 

 

Lenght: 5:23 minutes

 

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Video 3: Little things can make a big difference
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This video demonstrates a small, well-planned strategy to enhance a family’s sense of inclusion and belonging in a school community. It emphasises that small strategies can sometimes have the biggest impact.
 
Length: 1:09 minutes
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Video 4: What is mental health?
Description Video
This video explores the concept of mental health. It explains the KidsMatter Primary focus on promoting positive mental health for every child. 
 
Length: 2:57 minutes
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Video 5: Why is mental health important?
Description Video
This video highlights the many benefits of ‘good’ mental health for children, and the role of schools in assisting students to support their wellbeing.
 
Length: 2:28 minutes
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Video 6: Risk and protective factors
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This video provides a definition of risk and protective factors for children’s mental health. It highlights that just one protective factor can be enough to protect a child from developing a mental health difficulty. 
 
Length: 4:42 minutes
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Video 7: Building a positive school community
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This video outlines qualities of a positive school community. It shows that it can impact on the sense of excitement and possibility students may have about their education and their future.
 
 Length: 4:26 minutes
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Video 8: Component 1 in action
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This video follows one KidsMatter Primary school as it works to strengthen its sense of community. 
 
Length: 9:14 minutes
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Video 9: Sense of belonging
Description Video
The central theme of this video is the fundamental need of students to have sense of belonging. It explores techniques some schools use to create a sense of belonging in their communities.
 
Length: 3:25 minutes
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Video 10: Introduction to inclusion
Description Video
The themes of diversity and inclusivity are explored in this video. It highlights inclusive practices, the influence of a positive school community and the impact on students’ mental health. 
 
Length: 5:36 minutes
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Video 11: A final word from students
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In this video students speak about the difference their school community makes to their lives. It reinforces that schools play an important role in supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing.
 
Length: 2:15 minutes
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