Don’t forget Our Kids this budget, Prime Minister

Children

Children, Family, Mental Health, Media release

Don’t forget Our Kids this budget, Prime Minister

Posted by Sarah La Roche, CEO, Smiling Mind on May 13, 2024
Tomorrow’s budget announcement will be an important reflection of what we care a...

Children, Schools

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

Posted by Smiling Mind on March 4, 2024
Schools, and the educators that work within them, are in a unique and influentia...
Children, Schools 8 minute read

Children, Family, Mental Fitness

Only 1 in 2 parents feel confident meeting the mental health and wellbeing needs of their child

Posted by Smiling Mind on December 21, 2023
Child mental health is declining, and only one in two parents feel confident mee...
Children, Family, Mental Fitness 2 minute read

Tips & Tricks, Children, Family

A GP’s top tips to support kids’ mental wellbeing

Posted by Dr. Preeya Alexander on November 22, 2023
Dr. Preeya Alexander is a mum of two and a GP. She’s passionate about doing what...
Tips & Tricks, Children, Family 2 minute read

Children

Dr Preeya Alexander: Why mental Fitness in Childhood is Fundamental to Long-term Wellbeing

Posted by Dr. Preeya Alexander on September 26, 2023
Dr. Preeya Alexander is a mum of two and a GP. She’s passionate about doing what...
Children 2 minute read

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

Children

Children's Emotional Awareness and the Role of Parents

Posted by Smiling Mind on June 5, 2023
Although small in stature, a lot like adults, children can experience big feelin...
Children 6 minute read

Children, Family

Supporting children through The Voice to Parliament Referendum

Posted by Smiling Mind on May 24, 2023
We live in an age where information, news and current events are more accessible...
Children, Family 4 minute read

Children, Family

Resilient Families Program to support children and parents with foundational mental health skills at home

Posted by Smiling Mind on February 20, 2023
Smiling Mind, Australia’s leading children’s mental health not-for-profit and th...
Children, Family 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

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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