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...

Children, Parents, Mental Health, Self care, Informal mindfulness

Using stress to nurture resilience skills

Posted by Smiling Mind on May 11, 2022
While it isn’t possible to avoid all stressful situations, it is possible to sup...

Children, Parents, Mental Health, Self care, Informal mindfulness, COVID19

Navigating news coverage with your family in 2022

Posted by Smiling Mind on January 7, 2022
With images of long testing queues, exhausted healthcare workers, packed hospita...

Children, Family, Informal mindfulness

Wrapping the year that's been with your child

Posted by Smiling Mind on December 15, 2021
Practising gratitude with your children is an excellent way to bring their focus...

Children, Family, Parents, Informal mindfulness

5 top tips to support your child's mental health

Posted by Dr. Preeya Alexander on November 17, 2021
The Smiling Mind State of Mind report found that 41% of parents reported the pan...

Children, Mental Health, COVID19

Findings from our annual State of Mind report

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on October 4, 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching into its second year, supporting the menta...
Children, Mental Health, COVID19 2 minute read

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

Children, Family

5 simple ways to get your kids into mindfulness

Posted by Smiling Mind on November 9, 2020
Mindfulness has many benefits for your mental health, which is equally as import...
Children, Family 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

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
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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