How to Encourage Friendships in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers

Schools

Tips & Tricks, Teachers, Students, Schools

How to Encourage Friendships in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers

Posted by Smiling Mind on March 18, 2024
Forging healthy classroom connections is an integral part of a child’semotional ...

Children, Schools

Why a ‘Blended’ Approach to Social and Emotional Learning in Schools Can Create Greater Impact

Posted by Smiling Mind on March 4, 2024
Schools, and the educators that work within them, are in a unique and influentia...
Children, Schools 8 minute read

Teachers, Students, Schools

How to set your classroom up for success when it comes to SEL to build student (and teacher!) mental fitness

Posted by Cass Furst on February 27, 2024
Cassandra Furst is a passionate primary school teacher who creates a positive le...
Teachers, Students, Schools 5 minute read

Tips & Tricks, Teachers, Schools, Anxiety

The Educator's Guide for Managing Student Anxiety in the Classroom

Posted by Smiling Mind on January 8, 2024
Anxiety can be one of the most impactful struggles students face in classrooms t...

Teachers, Students, Schools, Mental Health

Your Students’ Mental Health: How Physical Spaces Can Make A Difference

Posted by Smiling Mind on December 14, 2023
Australia's education system is taking kids’ mental health more seriously than e...

Children, Schools, Anxiety

How to build confidence in children: A glimpse into your child’s mind during primary school

Posted by Smiling Mind on August 16, 2023
As your child starts primary school they enter a whole new world of social conne...
Children, Schools, Anxiety 4 minute read

Schools, Media release

Meet the duo who walked 50km in one day to raise money for kids’ mental health

Posted by Smiling Mind on November 24, 2022
Would you walk 50km in one day? What would make you want to?
Schools, Media release 3 minute read

Children, Family, Teachers, Students, Schools, Mental Health

A critical moment to invest in the mental health and wellbeing of our future generations

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten, CEO of Smiling Mind on June 23, 2022
Australia’s mental health crisis is now in plain sight. The impacts of the pande...

Teachers, Schools

What is Social and Emotional Learning?

Posted by Smiling Mind’s Education Wellbeing Lead on March 1, 2022
This article sets out the importance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in t...
Teachers, Schools 1 minute read

Teachers, Schools, Self care

Spotlight On: St Joseph's Primary School

Posted by Smiling Mind on February 2, 2022
School Principal and Smiling Mind Spaces recipient, Michelle Moore tells us how ...
Teachers, Schools, Self care 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
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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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