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The problem today

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental illness affects around 20% of the world's children and adolescents. The organisation further predicts that depression, considered the leading cause of youth suicide, will become the world's primary health concern in 2020. Right now we’re experiencing an anxiety epidemic with 1 in 4 young Australians currently have a mental health condition and anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental health disorders. Young people are uniquely exposed to a faster-paced society; the bombardment of technology, social media and persistent, aggressive marketing strategies; an increase in academic testing and exams, and more family breakdowns.

How Mind Strength can help

Our mission is to change the state of mental health for students in Australia through working with schools to equip students, parents and teachers with the strategies needed to build resilience, boost confidence and develop a growth mindset.

Mind Strength programs and presentations are developed and delivered by leading Clinical Psychologist and University Medalist, Dr Jodie Lowinger. Jodie is regularly sought after by the media as an expert on anxiety, resilience and related challenges in children, adolescents and adults. In addition to Mind Strength, Jodie is the Founder and Principal Clinical Psychologist of the Sydney Anxiety Clinic

What we offer

We run a series of presentations and workshops that can be tailored to the needs of your school community. We can also support you with developing your wellness programs. 

For Students:

  • Practical strategies to build mental strength and resilience

  • Building a growth mindset to set you up for success in school and life

  • How to reduce conflict and foster effective peer relationships

  • Managing exam or assignment anxiety and stress
  • Easy ways to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into your life
  • Effective ways to deal with anxiety and bullying

For Parents:

  • How to reduce anxiety, stress and anger, and boost resilience and wellbeing

  • How to reduce conflict with your child and foster a healthy relationship

  • Managing risky behaviours and cyber safety

For Teachers:

  • Practical strategies for managing stakeholder (parent and student) relationships
  • How to effectively manage conflict and communicate assertively

Who this is for

Mind Strength programs are suitable for all students in Australia and our programs can be tailored to the age of the children, gender or specific needs of the children we are working with. Get in touch if you'd like to find out more about bringing Mind Strength to your school.