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 teacher...
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

Teachers, Schools

Why mindfulness is a journey, not a destination

Posted by Belinda Cupples on September 10, 2019
Mindfulness can be a rewarding journey for both teachers and students. But like ...
Teachers, Schools 3 minute read

Teachers, Schools

What is the Mindfulness Curriculum and how do I teach it?

Posted by Belinda Cupples on September 10, 2019
It can be tough as a teacher in the primary years to know how to teach everythin...
Teachers, Schools 2 minute read

Teachers, Schools

How mindfulness can improve student learning and achievement

Posted by Belinda Cupples on September 10, 2019
The importance of incorporating wellbeing into the school curriculum is increasi...
Teachers, Schools 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

Teachers, Schools

3 surprising effects mindfulness has on teachers

Posted by Smiling Mind Team on March 21, 2019
Mindfulness is a skill for life. Mindfulness can calm the mind, focus our attent...
Teachers, Schools 4 minute read

Children, Teachers, Schools

6 tips on how to implement mindfulness in schools

Posted by Smiling Mind Team on March 19, 2019
There is an overwhelming amount of evidence to support the benefits of mindfulne...
Children, Teachers, Schools 4 minute read

Teachers, Schools

Introducing the Mindfulness Curriculum

Posted by Smiling Mind on May 3, 2018
Today we’re excited to tell everyone about a new initiative we have been working...
Teachers, Schools 3 minute read

Latest

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

Discovering Your True North: How to Find Your Purpose

“What’s my purpose?”

Tips & Tricks, Self care, Mental Fitness 7 minute read

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

Anxiety can be one of the most impactful struggles students face in classrooms today.

Tips & Tricks, Teachers, Schools, Anxiety 8 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
Quote of the week
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
Pema Chödrön

At home

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

A GP’s top tips to support kids’ mental wellbeing

Dr. Preeya Alexander is a mum of two and a GP. She’s passionate about doing what she can to help children thrive—both ph...

Tips & Tricks, Children, Family 3 minute read

Dr Preeya Alexander: Why mental Fitness in Childhood is Fundamental to Long-term Wellbeing

Dr. Preeya Alexander is a mum of two and a GP. She’s passionate about doing what she can to help children thrive—both ph...

Children 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 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

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

Anxiety can be one of the most impactful struggles students face in classrooms today.

Tips & Tricks, Teachers, Schools, Anxiety 8 minute read

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

Australia's education system is taking kids’ mental health more seriously than ever. So, what if we told you that the de...

Teachers, Students, Schools, Mental Health 8 minute read

News

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

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

Would you walk 50km in one day? What would make you want to?

Schools, Media release 5 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
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