KidsMatter has launched a collection of video presentations to support the work of primary schools in a range of areas known to affect the mental health and wellbeing of children. These short clips come with printable handouts and are free to download from our website.
Students who feel they have a say in processes and changes at school are more likely to show greater participation, more commitment to their studies and have good mental health and all-round wellbeing.
Children who are bullied can experience anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, and lack a sense of safety at school. There is, however, a great deal schools can do to prevent and address bullying behaviour.
Schools can help build resilience in kids with these three strategies: encouraging caring and supportive relationships; setting high yet reasonable expectations; and providing opportunities to participate in the greater school community.
Research shows that mental health and wellbeing initiatives are most effective and sustainable when a whole-school approach is taken, particularly when it’s done in conjunction with students, families and the wider community.
KidsMatter Primary helps schools to support children’s mental health and wellbeing through strategic, cultural change and meaningful engagement with families. It’s proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian kids.