Getting ahead of the curve in our mental health crisis

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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

Children, Family, Parents, Meditation, Anxiety

How mindfulness meditations changed my kids lives

Posted by Smiling Mind on April 18, 2017
Merran Storrie shares her experience as a parent at her wits end looking to find...

Students, Mental Health, Meditation, Anxiety

Student's story of using meditation for anxiety

Posted by Smiling Mind on February 27, 2017
Our students mental health is more important than ever. 1 in 4 secondary aged ch...

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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

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
Quote of the week
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
Pema Chödrön

At home

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

Wrapping the year that's been with your child

Practising gratitude with your children is an excellent way to bring their focus back to positive moments. 

Children, Family, Informal mindfulness 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

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

5 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep

It’s no secret getting a good night’s sleep works wonders for your mental and physical health – but for some, getting a ...

Family, Students, Schools, Mental Health, Meditation, Informal mindfulness 5 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
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