Your Impact

Every step you take this November is a stride towards better mental health for all Aussie kids!

When you make a pledge to Walk for Kids’ Mental Health and put your fundraising skills to the test, you’ll be changing young people’s lives at school and at home. All funds raised help to provide accessible, life-long tools to support healthy minds.

At school

By fundraising, you’ll help fund evidence-based programs created by Smiling Mind for students and for educators! Smiling Mind’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program can effectively build children’s abilities to succeed and thrive and boost wellbeing in the often-difficult school environment.


Participating Australian schools


Registered Educators in Australia


rural and regional students

“There is a huge contrast depending on if we have used Smiling Mind beforehand, students can go into that lesson feeling refreshed and ready to learn, it also improves how they interact with others.”

— Rebecca, Primary School Teacher

At home

Positive mental health starts at home, with great routines and healthy habits built into the regular week. Through your support we can help parents access tools and resources to build mental fitness with their families.


Registered Parents in Australia


Young people reached

“We listen to Smiling Mind most nights for my daughter and I’m not sure what I would do without it truthfully. Thank you for helping our children and family feel better inside and out.”

— Year 3 and 5 Parent

The Science

Research informs every program we develop so that we can deliver the most robust and evidence-based programs to schools, homes and the world.

Watch Associate Professor Dr Craig Hassed from Monash University talk through the scientific benefits behind mindfulness.

Our vision is to help every mind thrive.

When you Walk for Kids’ Mental Health, you’ll notice the immediate benefits of regular activity, such as better sleep, concentration, and general fitness.

In other words… you’ll feel GREAT!

But it doesn’t stop there.

Walk for Kids’ Mental Health is all about helping every mind thrive. You’ll have the opportunity to not only improve your own mental wellbeing and physical fitness but also to support Smiling Mind’s research-backed programs for schools and families.