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​Mackay West has become a "KidsMatter" school.  KidsMatter Primary is a national mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative aimed at primary school-aged students.  It recognises the fundamental importance of stuent's mental health to their learning and wellbeing and is based on a comprehensive model, with a whole-school approach to addressing children's mental health.  KidsMatter is divided into four components:

1. A positive school community

2. Social and Emotional learning

3. Parenting support and education

4. Early intervention for students experiencing mental helath difficulties.