Overcoming The Barriers To Implementing SEL

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Teachers, Students, Mindfulness

Overcoming The Barriers To Implementing SEL

Posted by Smiling Mind’s Education Wellbeing Lead on March 1, 2022
This article sets out the common barriers to its implementation in schools, answ...
Teachers, Students, Mindfulness 3 minute read

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

Students, Mindfulness

Our top tips to beat study stress at exam time

Posted by Eimear Colleran on June 20, 2019
We know exam period can be a hectic time, so we’ve pulled together a list of tip...
Students, Mindfulness 3 minute read

Teachers, Students, Schools

4 ways to encourage mindful learning in schools

Posted by Smiling Mind on May 17, 2019
The classroom where students learn (and play) is crucial in shaping their physic...
Teachers, Students, Schools 3 minute read

Parents, Teachers, Students, Schools

10 mindfulness strategies for students to prevent stress at exam time

Posted by Smiling Mind on November 1, 2017
Exam time can be an extremely difficult time for secondary school students, pare...
Parents, Teachers, Students, Schools 3 minute read

Teachers, Students, Schools, Mindfulness

4 tips for mindfulness based approaches in schools

Posted by Smiling Mind on September 8, 2017
Implementing mindfulness based approaches in schools takes time, here's 4 top ti...

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Using stress to nurture resilience skills

While it isn’t possible to avoid all stressful situations, it is possible to support children to cope more positively wi...

Children, Parents, Mental Health, Self care, Informal mindfulness 3 minute read

Federal Government Announces Further $3.3m In Funding For Smiling Mind’s Schools Program

Federal Government Announces Further $3.3m In Funding For Smiling Mind’s Schools Program Smiling Mind today welcomed the...

Mental Health, Media release 2 minute read

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

Smiling Mind today welcomed the Federal Government’s budget and its recognition of the challenges that mental illness po...

Mental Health, Media release 3 minute read

Reflecting on 10 years of Smiling Mind

2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Smiling Mind.  We have experienced such significant social, technological and politic...

Mental Health, Media release 4 minute read
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Pema Chödrön

At home

Using stress to nurture resilience skills

While it isn’t possible to avoid all stressful situations, it is possible to support children to cope more positively wi...

Children, Parents, Mental Health, Self care, Informal mindfulness 3 minute read

Navigating news coverage with your family in 2022

With images of long testing queues, exhausted healthcare workers, packed hospitals and rapidly increasing infection char...

Children, Parents, Mental Health, Self care, Informal mindfulness, COVID19 3 minute read

Wrapping the year that's been with your child

Practising gratitude with your children is an excellent way to bring their focus back to positive moments. 

Children, Family, Informal mindfulness 3 minute read

At Work

Overcoming the Mental Burden of Customer Service Work

In customer service, the number one rule that gets drilled into you from day one  is, ‘the customer is always right.’ Po...

Workplace, Tips & Tricks, Informal mindfulness 4 minute read

4 Steps To Achieving Your Work Goals in 2022

Many of us have returned from a break over the holiday period feeling refreshed and ready to face whatever the year thro...

Workplace 3 minute read

How to Master Your Workday in 2022

Learn how to maximise your time off, to master your workday.  After two years of working from home, the office, or both,...

Workplace, Tips & Tricks, Self care 3 minute read

At school

What is Social and Emotional Learning?

This article sets out the importance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Australian Curriculum and an overview...

Teachers, Schools 2 minute read

Spotlight On: St Joseph's Primary School

School Principal and Smiling Mind Spaces recipient, Michelle Moore tells us how she is preparing for the school year ahe...

Teachers, Schools, Self care 3 minute read

5 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep

It’s no secret getting a good night’s sleep works wonders for your mental and physical health – but for some, getting a ...

Family, Students, Schools, Mental Health, Meditation, Informal mindfulness 5 minute read

News

Federal Government Announces Further $3.3m In Funding For Smiling Mind’s Schools Program

Federal Government Announces Further $3.3m In Funding For Smiling Mind’s Schools Program Smiling Mind today welcomed the...

Mental Health, Media release 2 minute read

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

Smiling Mind today welcomed the Federal Government’s budget and its recognition of the challenges that mental illness po...

Mental Health, Media release 3 minute read

Reflecting on 10 years of Smiling Mind

2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Smiling Mind.  We have experienced such significant social, technological and politic...

Mental Health, Media release 4 minute read
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