In 2010 Nemarluk School began to implement the KidsMatter program in conjunction with Whole School Positive Behaviour Support.
KidsMatter aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children, reduce mental health problems amongst children, and achieve greater support for children experiencing mental health difficulties, and their families.
It includes KidsMatter Early Childhood, designed for implementation in preschools and long day care; and KidsMatter Primary Schools, designed for implementation in Australian primary schools.
Each initiative involves the people who have a significant influence on children’s lives – parents, carers, families, child care professionals, teachers and community groups – in making a positive difference for children’s mental health.
For more information refer to the website: www.kidsmatter.edu.au