MindMatters & Kids Matter
Cedars is a MindMatters accredited school and has received recognition for its success in promoting the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of staff and students. Cedars has also partnered with Kids Matter Early Childhood, and Kids Matter Primary, as one of the first schools in Australia to implement these two new programs.
MindMatters and Kids Matter are mental health initiatives for schools that aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. The MindMatters Programs provide structure, guidance and support which have enabled Cedars to build our own health and wellbeing strategy to suit our unique circumstances.
MindMatters and Kids Matter are based on the principle that the best mental health strategy is one that prevents issues from arising in the first place. For this reason, at Cedars we promote positive mental health through the whole school community, and aim to prevent mental health difficulties in students by taking steps to improve relationships and resilience.