Improving mental health and wellbeing outcomes for children and families is an aim shared by KidsMatter and health and community professionals. By working closely together, ECEC services, schools and health and community services can:

  • speak the same language

  • increase support for ECEC services or schools

  • clarify referral pathways for children and families

  • assist ECEC services and schools to make more appropriate referrals and better engage with health and community services

  • increase access for children and families to services

  • increase awareness for ECEC services, schools and families about available support and services offered by particular organisations.

You might like to see this tip sheet for health and community professionals to consider when making connections with ECEC services or school. There is also a tip sheet for ECEC services or schools when making connections with health and community services

You can also read our Health and Community stories to find out how existing partnerships with KidsMatter have worked to improve children’s mental health and wellbeing in different areas of Australia.