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

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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 pand...

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

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

Teachers, Schools

5 minutes with Principal, Tip Kennedy.

Posted by Smiling Mind on June 8, 2021
Meet Tip Kennedy. Tip is a principal at Richmond West, an inner Melbourne primar...
Teachers, Schools 2 minute read

Teachers, Schools

Which Smiling Mind Space is right for your school?

Posted by Smiling Mind on June 8, 2021
We are all influenced by our surroundings and as we explored in our previous pos...
Teachers, Schools 3 minute read

Teachers, Schools

How a mindful space can support your students

Posted by Smiling Mind on June 1, 2021
Since 2012, Smiling Mind has supported healthy minds thrive in Australian school...
Teachers, Schools 2 minute read

Teachers, Schools

Mindfulness is key to reducing stress in teachers

Posted by Smiling Mind on May 11, 2021
Data collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic revealed 58% of  Australian teache...
Teachers, Schools 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 critical moment to invest in the mental health and wellbeing of our future generations

 Australia’s mental health crisis is now in plain sight. The impacts of the pandemic compounded by multiple climate disa...

Children, Family, Teachers, Students, Schools, Mental Health 4 minute read

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
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“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
Pema Chödrön

At home

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

 Australia’s mental health crisis is now in plain sight. The impacts of the pandemic compounded by multiple climate disa...

Children, Family, Teachers, Students, Schools, Mental Health 4 minute read

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

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

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

 Australia’s mental health crisis is now in plain sight. The impacts of the pandemic compounded by multiple climate disa...

Children, Family, Teachers, Students, Schools, Mental Health 4 minute read

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

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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