We all have mental health
We can all learn ways to look after it
Starting early is key
We provide innovative and engaging wellbeing strategies for educators, children and families.
Approved as a Student Wellbeing Program by NSW Education and Be You (Beyond Blue)
Build a positive wellbeing culture
We use neuroscience and storytelling to create innovative and engaging mental health strategies to enhance the social and emotional wellbeing of children, educators and families.
School Kits, Posters & Resources
Make wellbeing visible, engaging and playful in your classroom with our posters, journals and physical resources.
FREE PODCAST hosted by kids for kids – Season 4 now launched!
Our young hosts use storytelling, interviews with adult experts and humour to increase children’s understanding of their mental health and ways to be resilient.
Silver award-winning ‘Best Wellbeing Podcast’ in the Australian Podcast Awards 2021
Grow Your Mind has reached…
What educators and students say
“Grow Your Mind strongly supports the foundation of the NSW Department of Education’s Wellbeing Framework – Connect, Succeed,Thrive. [It] has been embraced by our school community across students, staff and parents owing to its many strengths. The resources have enabled us to teach our children a strong understanding of emotional wellbeing and how this enables them to be productive, life-long learners.“
Nicole Molloy | Principal, Woollahra Public School
“Grow Your Mind helped me a lot because I used to be one of those shy kids where I wouldn’t want to say anything when the teacher says a question like, for example “What’s 1 plus 1?”. I would be one of those kids who didn’t want to answer but do know the answer. Now (Grow Your Mind) has helped me be more confident”
“I think if I had to explain Grow Your Mind to somebody who had no exposure to it and didn’t know what it was, I think I would say that it is a program that nurtures your soul. It teaches you about yourself and it teaches you how to make sense of the world.”
Year 5/6 primary school teacher.
“My favourite part about Grow Your Mind is that you learn the animals and you know when to focus. Now when I get upset I breathe and when I overreact I try to calm by guard dog down”
“I love Grow Your Mind because it’s a fun way to educate yourself on brain and mental health… Sometimes I do actually say if I’m doing some maths tests … my guard dog gets all worked up that you want to finish it on time to get to the next level (so) sometimes I do some deep breathing and remember it’s just a little multiplication test and my guard dog doesn’t need to stop and fight against what’s happening.”
Co-founders Alice Peel (teacher) and Kristina Freeman (health practitioner) believe that mental health is not just the presence or absence of a diagnosable mental health condition. Prevention is easier than cure.