KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children. KidsMatter Primary provides the proven methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids
Mental Health Wellbeing
Mentally Healthy Schools Framework
Mentally Healthy WA is working with Chevron Australia to take the Act-Belong-Commit program into schools. Act-Belong-Commit provides young people with simple guidelines they can adopt to look after their mental health and increase their self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
An 8-week interactive relationships and sexuality education program, designed for Years 8, 9 and 10, that covers issues including alcohol and other drugs, relationships, peer influence, assertiveness, technology and sexual assault and consent. Resources available Term 2 2016. Teacher PD available.
Mooditj: A sexual health and positive life skills program for Aboriginal young people aged 11-14 years
A relationships and sexual health program designed for groups in Year 6, 7 or 8, where a significant number of participants are Aboriginal.
Growing Developing Healthy Relationships
Growing Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) provides on-line curriculum support for teachers in relationships and sexual health education. The website provides Kindergarten – year 10 learning activities, background notes, recommended resources and news of current professional learning opportunities and workshop events.
Health Promoting Schools Grant Scheme
In support of the increasing emphasis on health promotion in schools, Healthway is offering grants of up to $2,500 to Western Australian school communities through the Health Promoting Schools Grant Scheme. This is an initiative from Healthway to support schools to develop projects that promote the health of their students through activities aligned with the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) Framework.
Schools are encouraged to undertake activities that promote one of the priority health areas; mental health, nutrition or physical activity. All schools throughout Western Australia are eligible to apply and there are no closing dates. Applications are particularly encouraged from schools in rural and remote areas and those with high numbers of Indigenous students.
Self-Esteem (SE) and Emotional Intelligence (EI)
Full (SE) and (EI) testing with full electronic reporting for (MIS) data in Pastoral care. Intervention and Prevention programs available to use the (MIS) data effectively, using the Sports Challenge ‘world first’ experiential mentoring education programs. Programs are available in metro, country and remote locations.
Programs for ‘at risk’ students & extension leadership with a focus on creativity education
‘World first’ mentoring experiential intervention/prevention and extension programs are available for schools and communities for identified ‘at risk’ students and for high performing potential leaders. Creativity and Innovation audits and programs available for extension students. Professional Development and training available for staff and organisations with a focus upon Innovation.
Cloud – Young Carer School Engagement Program
Carers WA ‘CLOUD’ Program aims to actively engage with students, educators and parents, increasing awareness and supports for young carers within the education system. The ‘CLOUD’ Program offers a unique service within schools to raise awareness and support young carer students, parents and educators. Carers WA can deliver whole school presentations and classroom workshops, as well as support groups for students, educators and parents of young carers. The program is flexible and can be tailored around each school’s individual needs.