Dr Addie Wootten

Dr Addie Wootten

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

5 minutes with illustrator, Ben Sanders

Ben spends his days drawing and writing in his little studio in Ballarat, Victoria. Some days he illustrates for interna...

Self care, Informal mindfulness 3 minute read

Responding to the “hidden” youth mental health crisis

Throughout the 18 long months of the COVID pandemic, a parallel mental health crisis has been growing in the shadows. No...

Children, Students, Mental Health 2 minute read

R U OK? - Getting the most out of checking in

So you asked “R U OK?”, and they said, “I’m fine”. What now?

Workplace, Mental Health, Mindfulness 3 minute read

R U OK? - And are you really listening?

Attention - it’s one of the hardest mental skills to master, yet one of the greatest gifts you can give another person. ...

Workplace, Mental Health, Mindfulness 2 minute read
Quote of the week
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
Pema Chödrön

At home

Responding to the “hidden” youth mental health crisis

Throughout the 18 long months of the COVID pandemic, a parallel mental health crisis has been growing in the shadows. No...

Children, Students, Mental Health 2 minute read

5 simple ways to get your kids into mindfulness

Mindfulness has many benefits for your mental health, which is equally as important as your physical health. 

Children, Family 4 minute read

How mindfulness can help during Coronavirus

We are living through an unprecedented and uncertain time, requiring each of us to navigate our way, as best we can, thr...

Children, Family, Parents, Anxiety 6 minute read

At Work

R U OK? - Getting the most out of checking in

So you asked “R U OK?”, and they said, “I’m fine”. What now?

Workplace, Mental Health, Mindfulness 3 minute read

R U OK? - And are you really listening?

Attention - it’s one of the hardest mental skills to master, yet one of the greatest gifts you can give another person. ...

Workplace, Mental Health, Mindfulness 2 minute read

Beating Burnout

We’ve all felt it at some point in our working lives. Looking up from your work to realise it’s nearly dinner time or ly...

Workplace, Mental Health, Mindfulness 4 minute read

At school

5 minutes with Principal, Tip Kennedy.

Meet Tip Kennedy. Tip is a principal at Richmond West, an inner Melbourne primary school that recently received its very...

Teachers, Schools 3 minute read

Which Smiling Mind Space is right for your school?

We are all influenced by our surroundings and as we explored in our previous post, the various ‘spaces’ in our lives are...

Teachers, Schools 4 minute read

How a mindful space can support your students

Since 2012, Smiling Mind has supported healthy minds thrive in Australian schools by providing tools that develop life-l...

Teachers, Schools 3 minute read

News

Partnership Announcement - Kmart

We are excited today to announce a new partnership between Smiling Mind and Kmart. Built on a shared vision of a happier...

Mental Health, Media release 1 minute read

Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System is a game changer for mental health prevention

Smiling Mind has supported findings released today from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, speci...

Media release 1 minute read

New mental health program to support 600 schools across regional and rural Australia

As students settle into classrooms for the new school year, leading mental health not-for-profit Smiling Mind has opened...

Media release 2 minute read
Recent initiatives
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