Our reason for being
At Grow Your Mind we want to see young children, their schools and their families all flourishing. We want to see teachers looking after their mental health so that they can nurture the mental health of their students. We want to see parents and carers equipped with the skills to promote good mental health in their homes. This has lead us to develop playful and engaging emotional well-being kits for both the home and the school. We know that young and old love a story and as such we have created four animal characters to represent four key parts of the brain. These animals and the contents within each Grow Your Mind kit aim to build resilience in teachers, children and their families through joy, kindness, gratitude and compassion.
According to Beyond Blue, half of all serious mental health issues begin before a child reaches 14 years of age. Australia's independent national mental health commission found that suicide is the leading cause of death in young Australians aged between five and seventeen. Tragically they are more likely to take their own life than die from road accidents or skin cancer. Suicide is complex and we do not claim to be able to prevent it. What we do believe however, is that the more we embed messages about emotional health in young children in a variety of contexts, the more chance we have of positive mental health outcomes now and later in life.
Grow Your Mind kits are grounded in research from the fields of developmental cognitive neuroscience, mindfulness and positive psychology (which is the science of human flourishing). We know that poor mental health does not discriminate, that is why a variety of schools and families have already invested in our kits. On top of this, we are dedicated to remaining a social venture and always supporting low socio economic schools and their families wherever possible.
“We have clear messages about taking care of our bodies which is fantastic but we also need clear messages about taking care of our minds”. Alice Co-Founder.
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In October 2017 we ran a crowd funding campaign to launch Grow Your Mind. We were quite overwhelmed by the level of support we received and overjoyed to raise $86,740. This enabled us to finish the design of our kits, begin production of our first edition and give the Grow Your Mind program to 3 low socio economic schools in 2018. We want to thank all our supporters from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible support and amazing start Grow Your Mind has had. We cannot express enough how full of gratitude we are and we will never forget where we started.
Mindfulness, resilience, joy & courage.
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Help us make our kits available to all
Grow Your Mind is a social venture, which means a percentage of our profits are dedicated to helping families and schools in need have access to our mental health kits. When you purchase your kit you’re not only doing something wonderful for your family but you’re also helping us reach another family or school in need.
Please consider spreading the word about Grow Your Mind with any families, parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, teachers or colleagues who might benefit from it. Many thanks!
Would you like a NSW accredited teacher to visit your primary school and show you how to use your kits? Please contact Alice to see how we can make this happen. For all other enquiries, please fill out the form below.