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Making mental health education in your school AWE...SOME!

Alice Peel

Making mental health education in your school AWE...SOME!

Twilight evenings, professional development, workshops... whatever your school setting calls it. We have your back in 2021.  Primary school teachers across the country and globe are required to complete professional development. This is an excellent thing! Effective professional development builds the knowledge, skills and confidence of teachers to improve the outcomes of their students. You may be able to therefore imagine the sounds of applause from our Grow Your Mind corner when the state we reside in, NSW, announced that 50 of the 100 accredited hours teachers are required to do each year will cover four priority areas. One of which is mental health and...


Wrapping up 2020

Kristina Freeman

Tags mental health, resilience, savouring, wrapping 2020

Wrapping up 2020

How to say goodbye to 2020 Highlights from an unexpected year We release our 2020 Impact Report   How do we wrap up this extraordinary year? How do we get meaningful closure on what has been, for some, an incredibly uncomfortable, challenging and nerve-wracking year? To reach the holidays in a broken heap would be the final insult - so let’s not do that! Instead, we’d like to share how we plan to kick off 2021 with some juice left in the tank.  At Grow Your Mind we think the answer lies in savouring. By savouring, we actively ensure the positive...


The key to student wellbeing is...

The key to student wellbeing is...
It turns out that there is a key ingredient to effectively boosting the wellbeing of students in a sustainable and powerful way.

Building resilience in children with ordinary magic

Building resilience in children with ordinary magic

What if building resilience in your primary school students came down to ordinary everyday magic? All children can learn the key skills needed to be resilient. At Grow Your Mind our mission is to make this process easy for teachers, engaging for students and awe-inspiring for all.

 


Thank you Michelle Obama for waking me up to how I am feeling

Kristina Freeman

Tags emotional intelligence, emotional literacy, mental health, parent wellbeing

Thank you Michelle Obama for waking me up to how I am feeling

I am Kristina Freeman, the co-founder of the wonderful Grow Your Mind, a mental health social venture and I am also an acupuncturist. My days are often filled with writing, reading, talking and dispensing tips and treatments to help support physical and emotional wellbeing. Lately however, I have realised how very far I am from practising what I preach. This realisation came from listening to Michelle Obama acknowledge she is experiencing a form of low grade depression. This was a serious AH HA moment ( not the 80s band though that would have been fun). It was a wake up...