A national collaboration

KidsMatter Primary is a national collaboration between the education and health sectors. It was jointly developed by the Principals Australia Institute, beyondblue, and the Australian Psychological Society (APS), with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and beyondblue.


beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to raise community awareness and reduce stigma about depression, anxiety and related disorders. beyondblue works in partnership with schools and other organisations, and has funded initiatives such as KidsMatter Primary.

Department of Health

The Department of Health aims to achieve better health and active ageing for all Australians. It is responsible for population health, and aged care, as well as medical services, primary care, rural health, hearing services and Indigenous health. It administers and funds a number of mental health programs including KidsMatter Primary.