Using stress to nurture resilience skills

Parents

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...

Family, Parents, Informal mindfulness

Self-care tips for parents, from The Wholesome Doctor

Posted by Dr. Preeya Alexander on December 3, 2021
Self Care is all about checking in with yourself regularly and asking yourself "...

Family, Parents, Self care, Informal mindfulness

Navigating emotions with your child

Posted by Smiling Mind on December 1, 2021
By encouraging your child to acknowledge and recognise how they feel in the pres...

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...

Parents, Meditation, Self care

Dari Mindfulness Program

Posted by Smiling Mind on August 23, 2021
Finding a mindful moment can be as simple as putting away any distractions and r...
Parents, Meditation, Self care 3 minute read

Parents, Mindfulness

Arabic Mindfulness Program

Posted by Smiling Mind on August 19, 2021
Mindfulness is a helpful practice in any language. That's why we collaborated wi...
Parents, Mindfulness 2 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

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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
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“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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