Navigating news coverage with your family in 2022

COVID19

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...

Mental Health, COVID19, Media release

How Smiling Mind put preventative Mental Health care on the map

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on November 16, 2021
There is perhaps no greater challenge than to start something out of nothing. Te...

Mental Health, Self care, COVID19

Being young in 2021 - The top mental health concerns of young Australians

Posted by Smiling Mind on October 27, 2021
We spoke to two young Aussies about how the pandemic has affected their mental h...
Mental Health, Self care, COVID19 3 minute read

Workplace, Mental Health, Self care, COVID19

3 tips to help you Do Nothing

Posted by Smiling Mind on October 22, 2021
Smiling Mind has teamed up with the Do Nothing Challenge to help raise money for...

Workplace, Mental Health, Self care, COVID19

5 Ways to Support Your Team's Mental Health This October

Posted by Smiling Mind on October 11, 2021
It comes as no surprise that the combination of public health and economic crise...

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

Workplace, Mental Health, Self care, COVID19

How to stay motivated when working from home

Posted by Smiling Mind on September 29, 2021
The once-in-a-lifetime pandemic we are currently experiencing has completely cha...

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...

Workplace, COVID19

5 minutes with Associate Professor Craig Hassed

Posted by Smiling Mind on December 8, 2020
Associate Professor Craig Hassed OAM has been working within the Faculty of Medi...
Workplace, COVID19 4 minute read

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

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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