Sandringham Primary School has transitioned from a KidsMatter accredited school to Be You, to establish a whole learning community approach to mental health and wellbeing.
KidsMatter was an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative set in primary schools. The initiative was developed as a response to the high rates of school-age children with mental health challenges.
Be You brings together and builds on five evidence-based but disconnected programs – KidsMatter Early Learning, KidsMatter Primary, MindMatters, ResponseAbility and headspace School Support. But for the first time Australia will have a single, integrated initiative that encompasses a child’s entire education, including the important transition points.
For parents and carers, the following websites contain information on a wide variety of topics to promote good mental health and wellbeing.