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

Anxiety

Tips & Tricks, Teachers, Schools, Anxiety

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

Posted by Smiling Mind on January 8, 2024
Anxiety can be one of the most impactful struggles students face in classrooms t...

Children, Schools, Anxiety

How to build confidence in children: A glimpse into your child’s mind during primary school

Posted by Smiling Mind on August 16, 2023
As your child starts primary school they enter a whole new world of social conne...
Children, Schools, Anxiety 4 minute read

Tips & Tricks, Self care, Anxiety, Informal mindfulness

The Power of Words: Why We Need to be Intentional With the Things We Say

Posted by Smiling Mind on April 11, 2023
Your words can be your most powerful tool. They have the power to change your br...

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...

Teachers, Students, Anxiety, COVID19

Returning to the ‘new normal’ – keeping kids calm in the classroom

Posted by Smiling Mind Team on October 29, 2020
The past year has been one of the most unusual and unprecedented in our lives. F...
Teachers, Students, Anxiety, COVID19 2 minute read

Anxiety, COVID19

Finding a place inside that feels calm and safe

Posted by Catherine Morey-Nase on March 23, 2020
Feeling fearful and anxious at a time such as this is normal and appropriate. Gi...
Anxiety, COVID19 3 minute read

Children, Family, Parents, Anxiety

How mindfulness can help during Coronavirus

Posted by Catherine Morey-Nase on March 19, 2020
We are living through an unprecedented and uncertain time, requiring each of us ...
Children, Family, Parents, Anxiety 5 minute read

Children, Family, Parents, Anxiety

Dealing with the bushfire crisis at home

Posted by Catherine Morey-Nase on January 14, 2020
With images of distraught families fleeing bushfires, blackened homes, dead anim...
Children, Family, Parents, Anxiety 2 minute read

Children, Family, Parents, Anxiety

The importance of mindfulness for children

Posted by Jo Stanley on March 13, 2019
There is more science backed evidence for the benefits of mindfulness in easing ...
Children, Family, Parents, Anxiety 3 minute read

Family, Parents, Mental Health, Anxiety

Parental anxiety - a mother's story

Posted by Smiling Mind on May 12, 2017
Here, Jo, a parent and now an avid Mind the Bump app user, tells her story of fa...
Family, Parents, Mental Health, Anxiety 3 minute read

Latest

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

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
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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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