Leda Education Support Centre embraces the KidsMatter initiative accross all classes.
We believe that mental health and wellbeing is vital for learning and life. Children who are mentally healthy are better learners, benefit from life experiences, and have stronger relationships with family members, school staff and peers. They are better equipped to meet life's challenges and to contribute productively to their families, friends and society in ways that are appropriate for their age.
It is not always possible to predict which children will develop mental health difficulties. We need to target all children and a range of needs by teaching skills for emotional wellbeing. We know that school is the most significant development context (after family) for primary school-aged children and believe that mental health programs to be effective in improving students' learning emotional wellbeing.
KidsMatter Primary is a national initiative that aims to contribute to:
- improving student mental health and wellbeing
- reducing mental health difficulties among students
- increasing support for students experiencing mental health difficulties