Dr Addie Wootten

Dr Addie Wootten

Mental Health, COVID19, Media release

How Smiling Mind put preventative Mental Health care on the map

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on November 16, 2021
There is perhaps no greater challenge than to start something out of nothing. Te...

Children, Mental Health, COVID19

Findings from our annual State of Mind report

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on October 4, 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching into its second year, supporting the menta...
Children, Mental Health, COVID19 2 minute read

Children, Students, Mental Health

Responding to the “hidden” youth mental health crisis

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on September 13, 2021
Throughout the 18 long months of the COVID pandemic, a parallel mental health cr...
Children, Students, Mental Health 2 minute read

Mental Health, Meditation, Self care, Anxiety, Mindfulness, COVID19

Getting ahead of the curve in our mental health crisis

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on June 8, 2021
For Victorians like me experiencing yet another mass lockdown, the prospect of t...

Workplace, COVID19

Staying mentally healthy when you're working from home

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on March 27, 2020
Working from home for an extended period of time will be new to many of us. We'v...
Workplace, COVID19 1 minute read

A great vision – true philanthropy

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on November 28, 2019
Many people may not know that Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit organisation, An ...
2 minute read

Mental health vs mental illness. Our CEO discusses mental health language

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on October 21, 2019
Dr Addie Wootten, our CEO here at Smiling Mind discusses the correct language an...
3 minute read

Mental Health

10 ways to care for your mind this World Mental Health day

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on October 10, 2017
Dr Addie Wootten, our CEO here at Smiling Mind discusses the importance of World...
Mental Health 4 minute read

Latest

How to set your classroom up for success when it comes to SEL to build student (and teacher!) mental fitness

Cassandra Furst is a passionate primary school teacher who creates a positive learning environment that encourages curio...

Teachers, Students, Schools 7 minute read

Discovering Your True North: How to Find Your Purpose

“What’s my purpose?”

Tips & Tricks, Self care, Mental Fitness 7 minute read

The Educator's Guide for Managing Student Anxiety in the Classroom

Anxiety can be one of the most impactful struggles students face in classrooms today.

Tips & Tricks, Teachers, Schools, Anxiety 8 minute read

Only 1 in 2 parents feel confident meeting the mental health and wellbeing needs of their child

Child mental health is declining, and only one in two parents feel confident meeting the mental health and wellbeing nee...

Children, Family, Mental Fitness 3 minute read
Quote of the week
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
Pema Chödrön

At home

Only 1 in 2 parents feel confident meeting the mental health and wellbeing needs of their child

Child mental health is declining, and only one in two parents feel confident meeting the mental health and wellbeing nee...

Children, Family, Mental Fitness 3 minute read

A GP’s top tips to support kids’ mental wellbeing

Dr. Preeya Alexander is a mum of two and a GP. She’s passionate about doing what she can to help children thrive—both ph...

Tips & Tricks, Children, Family 3 minute read

Dr Preeya Alexander: Why mental Fitness in Childhood is Fundamental to Long-term Wellbeing

Dr. Preeya Alexander is a mum of two and a GP. She’s passionate about doing what she can to help children thrive—both ph...

Children 3 minute read

At Work

Empower Your Mind: How to Develop a Growth Mindset

Active learning, hard work and valuable feedback can change our brains—literally. Our intelligence is malleable and when...

Workplace, Tips & Tricks, Family 5 minute read

Leading the Way to Wellbeing: How Managers Can Counteract Workplace Stressors

Investing in workplace mental wellbeing is quickly becoming the dividing factor between a thriving business, and one tha...

Workplace, Tips & Tricks 8 minute read

The Art and Science of Compliments in the Workplace: A Comprehensive Guide

Improve mental wellbeing and team cohesiveness in the workplace by opening up communication and encouraging positive enf...

Workplace 5 minute read

At school

How to set your classroom up for success when it comes to SEL to build student (and teacher!) mental fitness

Cassandra Furst is a passionate primary school teacher who creates a positive learning environment that encourages curio...

Teachers, Students, Schools 7 minute read

The Educator's Guide for Managing Student Anxiety in the Classroom

Anxiety can be one of the most impactful struggles students face in classrooms today.

Tips & Tricks, Teachers, Schools, Anxiety 8 minute read

Your Students’ Mental Health: How Physical Spaces Can Make A Difference

Australia's education system is taking kids’ mental health more seriously than ever. So, what if we told you that the de...

Teachers, Students, Schools, Mental Health 8 minute read

News

3.6 million invested in a revolutionary approach to mental health for Australian children and families

Preventing mental illness before it starts is at the heart of a bold new partnership spearheaded by Smiling Mind and bol...

Mental Health, Media release 4 minute read

Meet the duo who walked 50km in one day to raise money for kids’ mental health

Would you walk 50km in one day? What would make you want to?

Schools, Media release 5 minute read

Federal Government Announces Further $3.3m In Funding For Smiling Mind’s Schools Program

Federal Government Announces Further $3.3m In Funding For Smiling Mind’s Schools Program Smiling Mind today welcomed the...

Mental Health, Media release 2 minute read
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