KidsMatter Families

Kids Matter, Australia

KidsMatter Families is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative set in primary schools and early childhood education and care services which focuses on bringing together the most important people in a child's life - especially families. Good mental health in childhood lays the foundation for the future, and it is crucial that families are supporting the mental health of their children. 

This section of the Kids Matter website provides various resources for families to support children's mental health and wellbeing, and to recognise if and when professional help is needed.

Some of the topics covered in this Kids Matter Families:

  • 'About Kids Matter'
  • 'Mental health matters'
  • 'Starting school'
  • 'Role of families'
  • 'Getting involved'
  • 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders resources'