The Power of Words: Why We Need to be Intentional With the Things We Say

Informal mindfulness

Tips & Tricks, Self care, Anxiety, Informal mindfulness

The Power of Words: Why We Need to be Intentional With the Things We Say

Posted by Smiling Mind on April 11, 2023
Your words can be your most powerful tool. They have the power to change your br...

Self care, Informal mindfulness

5 Minutes With Artist, Nicholas Tsekouras

Posted by Smiling Mind on November 25, 2022
Nicholas Tsekouras is a Melbourne-based artist whose passion for sustainability ...

Self care, Informal mindfulness

5 minutes with illustrator, Ruby Jones

Posted by Smiling Mind on October 10, 2022
Ruby Jones is a Wellington-based artist and writer. Ruby is passionate about cre...

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...

Workplace, Tips & Tricks, Informal mindfulness

Overcoming the Mental Burden of Customer Service Work

Posted by Smiling Mind on March 1, 2022
In customer service, the number one rule that gets drilled into you from day one...

Workplace, Mental Health, Meditation, Self care, Informal mindfulness, Retention

The Great Retention

Posted by Smiling Mind on January 18, 2022
As we slowly come out of the depths of the pandemic, around the world, companies...

Self care, Informal mindfulness

5 minutes with illustrator, Emma Leonard

Posted by Smiling Mind on January 17, 2022
Emma Leonard is a multi-disciplinary Australian artist and illustrator specialis...

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...

Workplace, Mental Health, Meditation, Self care, Informal mindfulness

Switching off and reflecting on the year that’s been.

Posted by Smiling Mind on December 22, 2021
This week marks the end of the working year for many of us, as we finally slide ...

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...

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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