A comprehensive evaluation of KidsMatter Primary was conducted by Flinders University of South Australia. Specifically, the findings show KidsMatter Primary:

  • improved student mental health and wellbeing, including optimism and coping skills
  • reduced mental health difficulties, such as emotional symptoms, hyperactivity, conduct and peer problems
  • improved students’ school-work
  • improved teachers’ capacity to identify students experiencing mental health difficulties
  • improved teachers’ knowledge of how to improve students’ social and emotional skills
  • increased parents’ capacity to help children with social and emotional issues
  • helped place mental health as an issue on schools’ agenda 
  • provided a common language for schools to address mental health and wellbeing issues.