Tier 2: Early Intervention and cohort specific support
Smiling Mind 'Feeling it' is a program for promoting student wellness and a positive mindset when completing their VCE during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes:
• A six-part series of short videos,
• Tip sheets
• A teacher fact sheet.
Young people in each episode share their experiences and tips on how students can:
• Look after themselves
• Be resilient and mindful
• Navigate uncertainty
• Prepare for change.
The videos also provide strategies for managing negative emotions and discuss the importance of positive study and sleep habits for optimal learning and stress resilience.
Target audience: Final years secondary students completing VCE and VCAL.
Program adaptability: Students can apply strategies as required.
Staffing: Not required.
Training requirements: Students can access these resources outside school, with videos lasting 4-5 minutes and are accompanied by tip sheets. Meditation sessions are between 5-15 minutes. Fact sheets also available for teachers.
Australian experience: The videos are tailored specifically towards students undertaking Victorian secondary qualifications.
Strength of Evidence
Support secondary school students during their VCE