Family, Parents, Self care, Informal mindfulness

3 steps to support your child through worries

Posted by Smiling Mind on November 29, 2021
Children excel when they have caring, trustworthy, and supportive relationships ...

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...

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

5 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep

Posted by Smiling Mind on October 28, 2021
It’s no secret getting a good night’s sleep works wonders for your mental and ph...

Family, Students, Schools, Informal mindfulness

3 Ways to Support Your Kids As They Return To The Classroom

Posted by Smiling Mind on October 27, 2021
After months of lockdown and homeschooling for the country’s two most populated ...

Tips & Tricks, Family

Swap presents for presence this festive season - tips to keep you in the moment!

Posted by Smiling Mind on December 9, 2020
With Christmas now just around the corner, even though it may look a little diff...
Tips & Tricks, Family 3 minute read

Family

5 ways to make the holiday season feel special even though we're apart

Posted by Smiling Mind on November 30, 2020
Much like the rest of 2020, the Christmas period is likely to be an unusual one....
Family 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

Family, Mindfulness

Why we need presence more than presents this Christmas season

Posted by Catherine Morey-Nase on December 16, 2019
With Christmas now just around the corner you’ve likely begun seeing the familia...
Family, Mindfulness 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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