Happy, Kind, & Healthy Minds program

“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 ‘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.

It’s based upon 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.

Focused on creating healthy mindsets through strong foundations of fun, interactive, & meaningful activities; 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’.

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.

(*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.)

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. 

The ‘Teacher training program’ is via 90 mins of videos on the USB provided, that coincides with the Facilitators Manual & ‘Icebreakers’ book. So teachers can watch it in a time that’s suitable for them! 

Once the Teacher completes the 90 minute Teacher training; the program can then be delivered to your students. It’s flexible; so you decide what’s right for your class! It’s recommended either 1 day / week over 3 weeks, or 1/2 day / week over 6 weeks….but you know what your students will handle; so you decide!

What does the program consist of?

Day 1 - Empower

Through the flexible learning through the video presentations on the USB & the Facilitators manual; Teachers will learn be able to facilitate their students through activities that aim to:

 

  • Build self-esteem
  • Develop strong positive foundations for healthy mindsets
  • Decrease stress & learn simple coping strategies

Day 2 - Motivate

Through the flexible learning through the video presentations on the USB & the Facilitators manual; Teachers will learn be able to facilitate their students through activities that aim to:

 

  • Create clear & focused goals
  • Increase potential
  • Build Confidence

Day 3 - Inspire

Through the flexible learning through the video presentations on the USB & the Facilitators manual; Teachers will learn facilitate their students through activities that aim to:

 

  • Gain intrinsic happiness
  • Increase compassion
  • Promote a positive ripple effect through spreading kindness

How much does the program cost, & what's included?

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Combined Schools (K-12)

Individual Teacher option

  • 1 USB (containing 90 mins of Teacher training videos)
  • 1 ‘Icebreaker’ book
  • 1 Facilitator Manual
  • COST: $349.95

*There is CURRENTLY NO LIMIT OF THE AMOUNT OF TEACHERS WITHIN THAT SCHOOL THAT ARE PERMITTED TO DELIVER THE PROGRAM; however a teacher must have completed the 90 minute teacher training to be authorised to deliver it to their class.* 

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  additional sets of manuals/books/USB’s must be purchased if required (or work with the amount of kits originally supplied), photocopying the material is strictly prohibited. All Australian Copyright laws will be enforced if a breech is found to have been made. 

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 di@platinumpotential.com.au

 

Di, you’ve 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! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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 program

Maree H. - Bahrs Scrub (testimonial for the 'Coping strategies for teens' program)

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