Mental Health, Media release

Smiling Mind calls for investment in preventative Mental Health programs for children and families

Posted by Smiling Mind on March 30, 2022
Smiling Mind today welcomed the Federal Government’s budget and its recognition ...
Mental Health, Media release 2 minute read

Mental Health, Media release

Reflecting on 10 years of Smiling Mind

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten, CEO of Smiling Mind on March 28, 2022
2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Smiling Mind. We have experienced such signif...
Mental Health, Media release 3 minute read

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...

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 ...

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...

Business, Mental Health, Self care, Mindfulness, Informal mindfulness

The stories of 3 mindful business owners

Posted by Smiling Mind on November 12, 2021
We sat down with three mindful small business owners to get some tips on how the...

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

5 Tips To Help Recognise and Address Workplace Stress

Posted by Smiling Mind on November 4, 2021
As you slowly make your way back to the office and transition from the working f...

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...

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

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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