‘Happy, Kind, & Healthy Minds’
The ‘Happy, kind, & Healthy Minds’ program is a school based Mental Wellbeing program (recently approved to be part of Beyond Blue’s ‘National Education Initiative’ – ‘Be You’) for grades 4 – 12, and aims to create happier, kinder, more empowered, confident, motivated, inspired, & resilient youth. Through gaining these valuable skills & strategies, it is anticipated that this will help decrease the rate of bullying, depression, anxiety, & youth suicide.
(*Whilst it is recommended for grades 4-12; many of the activities in the program can be adapted to suit younger age groups. It’s at the teachers/schools discretion.)
The program is structured to be delivered over 3 days (1 day / week for 3 weeks), or 6 half days (1/2 day / week for 6 weeks), through fun & interactive activities, with many of the activities forming the basis for strong foundations for healthy mindsets.
This program became the basis of the online best-selling book- ‘Icebreakers: How to empower, inspire, & motivate your team through step-by-step activities that boost confidence, resilience, & create happier individuals’.
This program is based on a range of clinical theories & modalities such as CBT, NLP, Positive Psychology, Human Needs Psychology, Social Psychology, Neuroscience, the GROW model, & various Coaching skills / techniques.
Over the course of this program, children will learn fun and interactive ways to build their self-esteem, confidence, resilience, increase their intrinsic happiness, increase potential, & strengthen their mindsets. They will also be subtly learning valuable coping skills & strategies that will help them throughout their childhood years and beyond.
“I strongly believe that if we equip people with the strong ‘foundations’ of coping skills to deal with various ‘life challenges’ that we often face at a young age, then we won’t have the issues with them as adults! This will have an enormous positive impact in our society.” – Di McMath (Author)
The ultimate goal with our children & young adults programs, is to help provide them with valuable skills & strategies so that they can feel a greater sense of ‘intrinsic’ happiness, as well as feeling empowered to make good and healthy choices when they face challenging situations throughout life. In doing so, it is hoped that it will help decrease the rate of depression, anxiety, & suicide within society’s youth.
Day 1: EMPOWER:
Building self-esteem, develop strong positive foundations for healthy mindsets, decrease stress & learn simple coping strategies.
Day 2: MOTIVATE:
Create clear & focused goals, increase potential, build confidence.
Day 3: INSPIRE:
Gain intrinsic happiness, increase compassion, promote a positive ‘ripple effect’ through spreading kindness.
Summary of outcomes & estimated timings of the program:
*This program is sold as a training package for teachers, consisting of:
Primary Schools: 3 x manuals, 3 x ‘Icebreakers’ books, & 3 x instructional PowerPoint/videos on USB. (One for each grade: 4 – 6)
Secondary Schools: 6 x manuals, 6 x ‘Icebreakers’ books, & 6 x instructional PowerPoint/videos on USB (One for each grade: 7-12)
Total = $1495
Combined Schools (Prep-Grade 12): 9 x manuals, 9 x ‘Icebreakers’ books, & 9 x instructional PowerPoint/videos on USB (One for each grade: 4-12)
Total = $1795
Extra sets of manual/book/USB’s can be purchased for $100 (*extra sets only available to be sold to schools who’ve already purchased the program).
Extra copies of ‘Icebreakers’ books can be bought for $25 from our purchase page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a teacher completes the teacher training instructional videos on the USB; they can then fill out and return the form with their details, & they will be emailed a Certificate of Completion stating a ‘total of 1.5hrs’ which may be used towards any Professional Development hours required.
Example of how the facilitators manual is set out:
*A friendly reminder that no part of this program may be copied or reproduced without prior written consent from the Author. This program is sold as a school package, and whilst there is CURRENTLY NO LIMIT OF THE AMOUNT OF TEACHERS WITHIN THAT SCHOOL THAT ARE PERMITTED TO DELIVER THE PROGRAM; additional sets of manuals/books/USB’s must be purchased if required (or work with the amount of kits originally supplied), as photocopying the material is strictly prohibited. All Australian Copyright laws will be enforced if a breech is found to have been made.
Whilst it’s not really necessary (as the teachers kit has all instructional videos); upon request, a facilitator may be booked to train your staff through the teacher training (duration of 2hrs) at an additional fee* (*Fee is based upon a set fee + travel costs).
To enquire about booking a facilitator for your staff, please contact us.
CONGRATULATIONS Di!!! You have created a top-quality program that is easy to implement, well resourced, contains a variety of highly engaging activities and most definitely will help to create happy, kind, & healthy minds! I also love that the layout is so simple and clear to understand; making it so easy to implement.Wendy - Qld (Teacher of 32 years).
My son, who has been seeing a counsellor for depression for many years, recently attended two of Di McMaths’ Teenage Resilience Workshops.
What an amazing program!!
We took him to this as the counsellor wasn’t really helping him and he was having suicidal thoughts, but after the first session with Di, he actively agreed to attend a further workshop!
In his words “That made more sense to me in two hours than the years of counselling have”
The strategies for coping and the explanation of how thoughts/friends influence your thinking really resonated with him, and for the first time in years he actually initiated a conversation about how he was feeling with us.
Thank you so much for running such a great ( and much needed) program Di, and we look forward to attending more of your workshops.
NOTE: We did get a referral for a mental health plan from the doctor as suggested, but the shortest waiting list we could get on was “Headspace” and that was 10 months! Obviously this shows the need for your programMaree H. - Bahrs Scrub (testimonial for the 'Coping strategies for teens' program)