Dr Addie Wootten, CEO of Smiling Mind

Dr Addie Wootten, CEO of Smiling Mind

Mental Health, Media release

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

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten, CEO of Smiling Mind on February 10, 2023
Preventing mental illness before it starts is at the heart of a bold new partner...
Mental Health, Media release 4 minute read

Workplace, Mindfulness

Creating social change takes many different supporters

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten, CEO of Smiling Mind on December 12, 2022
As I sit down to write my holiday cards this year, I can’t help but think that s...
Workplace, Mindfulness 2 minute read

Children, Mental Health

Smiling Mind and Future Generation Global are changing Aussie kids' lives

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten, CEO of Smiling Mind on September 2, 2022
Smiling Mind are one of Future Generation Global's (FGG) Social Impact Partners....
Children, Mental Health 2 minute read

Children, Family, Teachers, Students, Schools, Mental Health

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

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten, CEO of Smiling Mind on June 23, 2022
Australia’s mental health crisis is now in plain sight. The impacts of the pande...

Mental Health, Media release

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

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten, CEO of Smiling Mind on April 29, 2022
Federal Government Announces Further $3.3m In Funding For Smiling Mind’s Schools...
Mental Health, Media release 2 minute read

Mental Health, Media release

Reflecting on 10 years of Smiling Mind

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten, CEO of Smiling Mind on March 28, 2022
2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Smiling Mind. We have experienced such signif...
Mental Health, Media release 3 minute read

Latest

"A social media band-aid won’t stick": Smiling Mind's take on Australia's Proposed Under 16 Social Media Ban

The recent petition to ban Australian children under 16 from social media is filled with great intentions in the face of...

3 minute read

Children’s mental health the losers of this year’s budget

The 2025 Federal Budget has failed our children, according to Australia’s leading children’s mental health not-for-profi...

Mental Health, Media release 3 minute read

Don’t forget Our Kids this budget, Prime Minister

Tomorrow’s budget announcement will be an important reflection of what we care about as a nation. There’s an opportunity...

Children, Family, Mental Health, Media release 3 minute read

How to Encourage Friendships in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers

Forging healthy classroom connections is an integral part of a child’s emotional and social learning in school. These co...

Tips & Tricks, Teachers, Students, Schools 6 minute read
Quote of the week
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
Pema Chödrön

At home

Don’t forget Our Kids this budget, Prime Minister

Tomorrow’s budget announcement will be an important reflection of what we care about as a nation. There’s an opportunity...

Children, Family, Mental Health, Media release 3 minute read

Why a ‘Blended’ Approach to Social and Emotional Learning in Schools Can Create Greater Impact

Schools, and the educators that work within them, are in a unique and influential position. They have the ability to cre...

Children, Schools 14 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

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 Encourage Friendships in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers

Forging healthy classroom connections is an integral part of a child’s emotional and social learning in school. These co...

Tips & Tricks, Teachers, Students, Schools 6 minute read

Why a ‘Blended’ Approach to Social and Emotional Learning in Schools Can Create Greater Impact

Schools, and the educators that work within them, are in a unique and influential position. They have the ability to cre...

Children, Schools 14 minute read

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

News

Children’s mental health the losers of this year’s budget

The 2025 Federal Budget has failed our children, according to Australia’s leading children’s mental health not-for-profi...

Mental Health, Media release 3 minute read

Don’t forget Our Kids this budget, Prime Minister

Tomorrow’s budget announcement will be an important reflection of what we care about as a nation. There’s an opportunity...

Children, Family, Mental Health, Media release 3 minute read

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
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