KidsMatter is committed to linking contemporary research with practice, and sharing its knowledge with other health professionals. All KidsMatter materials on this site may be copied freely for communicating with the people in your community provided acknowledgments are made to the sources. Health and community services can take advantage of KidsMatter in different ways, and can:

  • run group programs for children and families through KidsMatter schools and early childhood education and care services

  • provide specialist knowledge or advice

  • offer professional learning sessions to school and ECEC staff on children’s mental health to build capacity across the community

  • support schools and ECEC services to implement KidsMatter

Have a look at the following resources to support these partnerships and connections:

Integrating KidsMatter Primary and MindMatters in education settings

This resource has been developed to support schools in a K-12 setting, by making connections between KidsMatter Primary and MindMatters. 

KidsMatter Mental Health information

All our information sheets on a variety of mental health subjects, for use with families. 

Directory of kid's mental health and wellbeing

A comprehensive list of websites, phonelines, national services and available professionals that can be accessed and used in your work with families.

Starting school resources

A specialised collection of resources developed for families to help with their child's transition to school.

enewsletter for professionals

We send out an email every other month, written specifically for health and community professionals. It's packed full of the latest expert information, tips and strategies to help you in your work with children and families. Sign up today or read some of our previous articles to get an idea of what to expect.

Publications

The KidsMatter team of mental health professionals frequently contribute to a range of publications to share information about current research and add to the evidence base in this field, for both primary and early childhood. Read these articles here. 

Welcoming families to KidsMatter Primary

A short video for families which introduces families to the KidsMatter Primary framework.

Programs Guide

A comprehensive directory of mental health and wellbeing programs available for primary schools and early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, each targeting different concerns or issues that may arise.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources

This page brings together KidsMatter resources about the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across all four KidsMatter sub-sites: KidsMatter Primary, KidsMatter Early Childhood, KidsMatter Families and KidsMatter Health & Community.

We also have a Catalogue for health and community professionals [616KB], with all the KidsMatter resources, tools and information we have on offer, and a Health and community brochure [470KB] which explains how KidsMatter links in with health and community services.