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Kids Matter

Mental health and wellbeing are very important for children’s learning and development. Children who are mentally healthy learn better, benefit from life experiences and have stronger relationships with their families, friends and school staff. KidsMatter helps schools to support children’s mental health and wellbeing by bringing together the important people in a child’s life: their family, their school and the wider school community. The program aims to develop a positive school community and culture where support for children’s mental health is promoted and involves the whole school community.

The KidsMatter program is made up of four components. This year we have worked hard to achieve component 1 of the program which is developing a positive school community. This component helps schools to focus on building a positive school community where children, families and school staff feel like they belong, have a voice and can contribute to the school. It is not only children who benefit from KidsMatter but also the whole school community.

Department for Education trading as South Australian Government Schools & Preschools

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