Grow Your Mind Schools Program
Based on 4 pillars of research –
positive psychology, social and
emotional learning, public
health and neuroscience
Effectively embed wellbeing
into the day, from 5 minutes to a full lesson, with cross-
Video lessons, slideshows,
reflection journals & more,
for a range of learning abilities
Uses a blended learning
approach, with content linked
directly to the NSW
DESIGNED BY TEACHERS
Designed for teachers by accredited teachers who understand the daily challenges of the classroom.
EASY TO IMPLEMENT
Clear guides for beginning and sustaining the program, with the flexibility to tailor it to students’ needs and contexts.
UOW external report highlighted students exposed to GYM had positive gains in physical & psychological wellbeing
We support your whole school community to build the foundational knowledge and skills essential for looking after mental health.
Create a common language to make wellbeing visible
Our program gives teachers and students a shared language that can be used in the classroom, staffroom, playground and at home, allowing everyone to take part in a simple yet effective way.
Encourage teachers to prioritise their own wellbeing
Looking after others begins with looking after yourself and that is exactly where our program starts. We encourage school staff and leaders to learn and prioritise their own wellbeing.
Build a thriving wellbeing culture
School staff who feel good about coming to work, have healthy relationships with their colleagues, communicate & collaborate in a clear and kind manner will be more effective employees. Our program aims to bring a higher level of energy into the classroom, and to provide the tools for staff to demonstrate greater resiliency when confronted with adversity.
Why schools love it
Hear from staff and students who use the program
“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.”
About the program
The Schools Program is an annual digital subscription that provides guided access to more than 1500 tools and resources to promote positive mental health.
Half of all the mental health conditions we experience throughout the course of our lives will have started by age 14
of students felt more
confident to take care
of their mental health
1 in 2
students understood key
parts of the brain (vs 1 in 5
before the program)
of school staff felt more
confident to teach students
how to act with kindness
Based on pre and post evaluation surveys of 106 primary school student at South Coogee Public School in 2019.
Create a supportive and positive school culture
Sign up online to start your annual digital subscription
Unsure if Grow Your Mind is right for your school?
Please note: Online access is set up by us within 48 hrs of purchase; you’ll receive an email with your login instructions. This subscription is per user and is set to auto-renew every year. You can manage your subscription online and opt out at any time. See terms and conditions of use.
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