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.  T...

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

A critical moment to invest in the mental health and wellbeing of our future generations

 Australia’s mental health crisis is now in plain sight. The impacts of the pandemic compounded by multiple climate disa...

Children, Family, Teachers, Students, Schools, Mental Health 4 minute read

Using stress to nurture resilience skills

While it isn’t possible to avoid all stressful situations, it is possible to support children to cope more positively wi...

Children, Parents, Mental Health, Self care, Informal mindfulness 3 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

Smiling Mind calls for investment in preventative Mental Health programs for children and families

Smiling Mind today welcomed the Federal Government’s budget and its recognition of the challenges that mental illness po...

Mental Health, Media release 3 minute read
Quote of the week
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
Pema Chödrön

At home

A critical moment to invest in the mental health and wellbeing of our future generations

 Australia’s mental health crisis is now in plain sight. The impacts of the pandemic compounded by multiple climate disa...

Children, Family, Teachers, Students, Schools, Mental Health 4 minute read

Using stress to nurture resilience skills

While it isn’t possible to avoid all stressful situations, it is possible to support children to cope more positively wi...

Children, Parents, Mental Health, Self care, Informal mindfulness 3 minute read

Navigating news coverage with your family in 2022

With images of long testing queues, exhausted healthcare workers, packed hospitals and rapidly increasing infection char...

Children, Parents, Mental Health, Self care, Informal mindfulness, COVID19 3 minute read

At Work

Overcoming the Mental Burden of Customer Service Work

In customer service, the number one rule that gets drilled into you from day one  is, ‘the customer is always right.’ Po...

Workplace, Tips & Tricks, Informal mindfulness 4 minute read

4 Steps To Achieving Your Work Goals in 2022

Many of us have returned from a break over the holiday period feeling refreshed and ready to face whatever the year thro...

Workplace 3 minute read

How to Master Your Workday in 2022

Learn how to maximise your time off, to master your workday.  After two years of working from home, the office, or both,...

Workplace, Tips & Tricks, Self care 3 minute read

At school

A critical moment to invest in the mental health and wellbeing of our future generations

 Australia’s mental health crisis is now in plain sight. The impacts of the pandemic compounded by multiple climate disa...

Children, Family, Teachers, Students, Schools, Mental Health 4 minute read

What is Social and Emotional Learning?

This article sets out the importance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Australian Curriculum and an overview...

Teachers, Schools 2 minute read

Spotlight On: St Joseph's Primary School

School Principal and Smiling Mind Spaces recipient, Michelle Moore tells us how she is preparing for the school year ahe...

Teachers, Schools, Self care 3 minute read

News

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

Smiling Mind calls for investment in preventative Mental Health programs for children and families

Smiling Mind today welcomed the Federal Government’s budget and its recognition of the challenges that mental illness po...

Mental Health, Media release 3 minute read

Reflecting on 10 years of Smiling Mind

2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Smiling Mind.  We have experienced such significant social, technological and politic...

Mental Health, Media release 4 minute read
Recent initiatives
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