13 May 2014
To coincide with National Families Week (15-21 May) KidsMatter is celebrating the important role of dads in supporting the development of good mental health and wellbeing in Australian children.
20 March 2014
To coincide with the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence on Friday, 21 March, KidsMatter is encouraging parents to regularly discuss online safety with their children to help prevent cyberbullying.
19 February 2014
16 October 2013
Parents will be able to access more support for children starting school in 2014 with the launch of KidsMatter’s Starting School campaign during Children’s Week on 19 October 2013.
3 October 2013
17 September 2013
8 October 2012
A new website – kidsmatter.edu.au – has been launched to help families, primary schools, and early childhood education and care (ECEC) services support children’s mental health and wellbeing.
The website has been designed with a specific section for families. It includes free parenting information sheets on more than 40 topics affecting children, including fears and worries, dealing with anger, making friends, starting school and more. The sheets have been developed by mental health experts and are evidence-based.
28 June 2012
A unique project credited with improving the wellbeing and learning of Australian primary school children will be the focus of a major conference in Melbourne TODAY (Tuesday 23rd April).
In Victoria alone the initiative, KidsMatter Primary, had a 300% increase in uptake last year (2011) – with around 180 schools prioritising student mental health and wellbeing.
4 July 2011
A new study has revealed how a program designed to boost social and emotional wellbeing is linked to improved school results.
The independent research into KidsMatter Primary, a national initiative which aims to improve the mental health of students, has linked the successful implementation of the program with an improvement in school work equivalent to six months extra learning.
KidsMatter is an Australian initiative that has been highly successful in improving children’s mental health, wellbeing and learning outcomes.
It was developed in collaboration with the Australian Government Department of Health, beyondblue, the Australian Psychological Society, the Principals Australia Institute, and Early Childhood Australia.
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