Helping children with mental health difficulties is the fourth KidsMatter Primary component area. Component 4 recognises that schools can't do this work alone, and working with health and community agencies is the best way to get good outcomes for kids.

KidsMatter offers the whole school staff opportunities to have:

  • a shared understanding about why this is so important to every child in their school.
  • an understanding of their roles, and the limits of their roles.
  • a shared focus on learning and planning to do it better.

Target areas and goals help make planning in this component more focused and effective.