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:
All our information sheets on a variety of mental health subjects, for use with families.
A comprehensive list of websites, phonelines, national services and available professionals that can be accessed and used in your work with families.
A specialised collection of resources developed for families to help with their child's transition to school.
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.
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.
A short video for families which introduces families to the KidsMatter Primary framework.
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.
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, with all the KidsMatter resources, tools and information we have on offer, and a which explains how KidsMatter links in with health and community services.