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

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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 ...

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

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...

Teachers, Students, Mindfulness

Overcoming The Barriers To Implementing SEL

Posted by Smiling Mind’s Education Wellbeing Lead on February 13, 2023
This article sets out the common barriers to SEL implementation in schools, answ...
Teachers, Students, Mindfulness 8 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...

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 ...

Children, Students, Mental Health

Responding to the “hidden” youth mental health crisis

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on September 13, 2021
Throughout the 18 long months of the COVID pandemic, a parallel mental health cr...
Children, Students, Mental Health 2 minute read

Teachers, Students, Schools

5 minutes with teacher, Lucy Barrat

Posted by Smiling Mind on November 19, 2020
Meet Lucy, Lucy is a teacher at Methodist Ladies College in Mallacoota and spoke...
Teachers, Students, Schools 4 minute read

Teachers, Students, Anxiety, COVID19

Returning to the ‘new normal’ – keeping kids calm in the classroom

Posted by Smiling Mind Team on October 29, 2020
The past year has been one of the most unusual and unprecedented in our lives. F...
Teachers, Students, Anxiety, COVID19 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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