Our stories | 13 October 2020

Thriving inside (and outside) with Smiling Mind

Thriving inside and outside

Since 2017, Frasers Property has been supporting Smiling Mind in its mission to provide Australians with accessible, life-long tools to support healthy minds through its school-based mindfulness program.

Since its inception, the program has already reached over 60,000 students in 72 schools across the country and is on track to reach its overall target of 75,000 students. But in the wake of COVID-19, as schools across the country shifted to remote learning, Smiling Mind rapidly adapted to cater to the new world, launching a full suite of digital resources. The online offering has also allowed Smiling Mind to reach children and teachers in regional communities, extending the organisation’s impact far and wide across the country. 

“Mindfulness tools are extremely important in helping people cope with challenges and are even more important when facing extremely difficult circumstances such as a global pandemic. There is still a lot of uncertainty in the community, especially when it comes to schooling which affects student’s mental health in a number of different ways. We’re grateful for the generous support of Frasers Property, this funding has allowed us to reach students’ across the country so they have the tools they need to look after their mental health through the pandemic and beyond.” says Dr Addie Wootten, Chief Executive Officer at Smiling Mind. 

Frasers Property is proud to have played a supporting role in the incredible work Smiling Mind is doing and encourage anyone looking for their resources, including Thrive Inside—a special initiative to help you stay calm and healthy in the physical constraints of your home, while remaining calm and healthy inside your mind—to head to smilingmind.com.au.  



Reaching young people across Australia 


Students    Teachers Schools  
Delivered as of  
28/9/2020 
 60,000   2,520   72
Target  
(by 31/12/2020) 
 75,000  3,150  90


Note: Student and teacher totals are approximate, based on school enrolment data 

 


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