Lindfield East Public School

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Student Wellbeing

K-6 Smiling Mind Program

Lindfield East Public School has introduced The Department funded mindfulness program, ‘Smiling Mind’. This program is designed to help students achieve calmness and improved wellbeing, develop skills to regulate their emotions and behaviour, improve attention and concentration, and support good learning environments.

Program structure

The program model centres on teachers leading a few short mindfulness 'breaks' each week with their students and one longer mindfulness lesson.

The Smiling Mind program is one of several mental health programs being made available to schools as part of the department's expanded student mental health and wellbeing initiative.

Resources

You can download the Smiling Mind factsheet, below, which outlines how mindfulness can help improve learning outcomes by increasing student wellbeing and engagement.

Smiling Mind mindfulness in schools fact sheet (PDF 769.83 KB)

There is a free app available for download that is useful for students, teachers and parents. It is available on Android and Apple devices