Grow Your Mind for Schools: Providing engaging, evidence-based positive mental health strategies for educators, children and families.

For children aged 3-12 years old.

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BRAND NEW PLATFORM JUST LAUNCHED! GROW YOUR MIND HAS PARTNERED WITH CANVAS.
The Grow Your Mind Schools Program is a quality-assured program in the NSW Department of Education’s Student Wellbeing external program catalogue in the theme/themes of Behaviour/Resilience/Sense of Belonging.

Professional Development Courses

Accredited courses to support you and your staff to learn and live the program.

Grow Your Mind Schools Program

Curriculum aligned, research backed, time flexible and engaging content. Used by over 3000 educators.

Physical Resources

Make mental health messaging visible, engaging and playful.

Grow Your Mind – The Beyond Blue directory listed program that helps you build a leading wellbeing culture.

Based on positive psychology, neuroscience, public health research and social and emotional learning, Grow Your Mind supports your whole school community to build the foundational knowledge and skills essential for looking after mental health.

Why wellbeing is so important

14% of young people met the criteria for a mental disorder diagnosis

and one fifth experienced high or very high levels of psychological distress, according to Beyond Blue

Australian students are more anxious about schoolwork compared to the OECD average

 with females, indigenous students and those from low socio-econonmic backgrounds experiencing the highest levels of stress according to research

Half of all the mental health conditions we experience throughout the course of our lives will have started by age 14

making a strong case for an increased focus on wellbeing and mental health in the classroom. Link to source

Grow Your Mind Whole School Program – NEW PLATFORM JUST LAUNCHED

Grow Your Mind is an award winning social and emotional wellbeing program for schools and homes. Grounded in four key pillars of research: positive psychology, public health, social and emotional learning + neuroscience.
 
Our Grow Your Mind schools program has been created with a busy teacher in mind. Our content rich library of resources can be used in under 5 minutes during circle time or extended into lesson plans and units of work. Our program makes wellbeing visible and consistent across year levels. We have a strong focus on brain awareness, emotional literacy and regulation, healthy relationships, mindsets, character strength education and consent education. 

CHECK OUT THIS SNEAK PEAK of co-founder and Director of Content Alice Peel talks about Grow Your Mind Whole School Program

Why everyone at your school will love it

Builds the foundations to champion a successful wellbeing culture

Create a common language and make wellbeing visible

Wellbeing is not a spectator sport. Our program allows everyone to take part in a simple yet effective way. Teachers, leaders, support staff, students and parents can be involved.

Looking after others starts with looking after oneself

When was the last time at school you put you first? Well, that is exactly where our program starts, encouraging teachers, leaders and staff to learn more about their own wellbeing

Saves you time, works with your schedule and it’s fully aligned to the curriculum

Every lesson can be a wellbeing lesson!

We know finding time to add anything to the busy school day can be challenging, so we have created quick 5-10 minute activities that allow you to embed wellbeing into any planned lesson.

Want to deep dive into particular concepts?

We’ve got you! Fully aligned curriculum lesson plans, student activities and projects that allow you to explore concepts in depth

Evidence-based innovative content that your students and teachers will love

Resources you can trust

Our program is grounded in neuroscience, public health and positive psychology and supports emotional and social learning

Measurable Impact

Impact measurement tools are available to allow you to monitor the efficacy of the program

Relevant & playful

Written for teachers by teachers. Multimedia and multimodal resources including online videos, worksheets, lesson plans, podcasts, posters, puppets and more!

Grow Your Mind School Program is now available as BUNDLE !

How will the School Program help?

Working on its own or alongside your existing program to further its impact, our program equips you with everything needed to build a thriving wellbeing culture. From teacher PD to curriculum-aligned physical and digital resources, we have your whole school covered

Digital Programs

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Whole School Bundle

Build an outstanding culture of wellbeing with the gold standard package, including our in class teaching program alongside all our popular professional development courses.

Individual Teacher Bundle

Are you an individual teacher? Enjoy this research backed package to introduce Grow Your Mind. Includes in class teaching program alongside 2 of our core professional development courses.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Invest in our self led professional development courses that educators around Australia are raving about.

Book a Workshop

Bring your staff together to support their professional development in a collaborative way, with one of our workshops.

Physical Products

Products

View the range of beautiful and impact physical resources we have that help make wellbeing visible.

Kits

Explore some bundles of our physical products for the class.

FREE Resources

Award-winning Podcast

Enjoy 3 seasons of award winning, curriculum aligned content with the Grow Your Mind Podcast.

Free Resources

Sign up for a range of free resources including worksheets, activities, lesson plans and more.

Explore how it supports…

Leaders

Engages the whole community and makes wellbeing visible.
Engages the whole community and makes wellbeing visible.
Goes beyond ticking the compliance box, creating creating an environment of positive mental health.
Creates a culture that attracts great teachers.
Creates a culture that attracts student enrolments.
Creates a culture that supports the community (families that are engaged and aligned with your school’s vision)
An impactful and cost effective way to support wellbeing.
Allows you to track the impact using the embedded tools.
Enhances other wellbeing initiatives or programs

Teachers

Easy to use and flexible, all teachers need to effectively bring wellbeing to the classroom
Written for teachers by teachers
Aligned to the curriculum
Fun and effective
Supports teachers in developing resilient learners, creative thinking skills, stronger emotional regulation, positive coping skills and character strengths
Equips teachers to better deal with their own wellbeing as well as colleagues’ and students’ wellbeing
It empowers them with the knowledge and practical skills to have impactful conversations
Gives teachers a common language to use with colleagues, leadership students and parents

Students

Aids in developing resilience, creative thinking, emotional regulation, positive coping skills and character strengths
Supports academic performance
Playful and engaging content that is relevant and age appropriate
Practical
Gives students a common language to use at school and at home.
An impactful and cost effective way to support wellbeing.
Allows you to track the impact using the embedded tools.

Why is it effective?

Because it is evidence-based and written by accredited teachers and wellbeing experts.
Because our program can be integrated seamlessly into your day – so time is not an obstacle.
Because everyone enjoys the activities – teachers, students, leaders, support staff and parents.
Because it builds a common language that can be shared in the classroom, staffroom and with families.

Grow Your Mind has reached…

21,000+ educators

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315k+ students

Grow Your Mind character learning

80k+ families

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What People are saying about Grow Your Mind

Grow Your Mind strongly supports the foundation of the NSW Department of Education’s Wellbeing Framework – Connect, Succeed,Thrive. Grow Your Mind 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
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Grow Your Mind’s Award Winning Podcast

Grow Your Mind are leaders in the content innovation space for mental health and well being for children aged 0-11.

WINNER of the Silver Award at the Australian Podcast of the Year Awards 2021 – Best WellBeing Podcast

Listened to in over 140 Countries

Rated 4.6 stars from over 100 reviews on iTunes!

★★★★★

Listen for FREE now and or check out our PODCAST page for accompanying podcast journals and other resources.

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Still unsure if Grow Your Mind is right for your school?

My students are loving following the Grow Your Mind lessons and having really mature discussions about their feelings. I have actually been quite blown away by their engagement, enthusiasm, and quality participation. The students are confidently using the language of the brain and the animals and are also starting to make connections with the different behaviours regulated by each.

Daniela Orlando, Year 6 teacher, St Luke’s Dee Why

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