Welcome to Uplifting Australia

Improving the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children is as important as teaching them to read and write. Every parent wants their child to be safe, happy and healthy.

Unfortunately one of the most important determinants of a child’s happiness – their emotional wellbeing – is often overlooked. At Uplifting Australia we believe that improving the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children is as important as teaching them to read and write.

Our children face more challenges to their resilience, social confidence and self-esteem than any generation before them. At a time when approximately 1 in 5 people in Australia experience symptoms of mental illness each year we want to support children and families by providing them with the skills and strategies they need to face life’s challenges and thrive.

“Having close, loving and encouraging childhood relationships with parents
lays a strong foundation for thriving in young adulthood and may also buffer young people from mental health problems.”

Price-Robertson, Smart & Bromfield, Family Matters, 2010, No.85, p.15.

The evidence shows the best predictors of a child’s future happiness are the emotional wellbeing and strength of their family, the quality of their role models, and the skills they take with them on their journey through life.

Children who relate well to their peers, can understand and manage their emotions and are good at resolving problems go on to have more successful lives.

This is why Uplifting Australia’s mission is to:

“Improve the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children and families across Australia.”

Find out more about us here.

At Uplifting Australia our mission is to…

“Improve the emotional wellbeing and resilience

of children and families across Australia.”

HERE’S HOW

OUR PROGRAMS

Uplifting Australia delivers life-changing outcomes for children, families through our school-based programs and training.

Updates

Parramatta West School Wellbeing Teacher Training

18th July 2016 The teachers at Parramatta West Public School had a fantastic day at their Uplifting School Wellbeing Teacher
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Canberra School Wellbeing Project

11th July 2016 The School Wellbeing Project for the Charnwood-Dunlop School in Canberra is underway, with the first program being
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Hillvue HangOut

27th June 2016 The School Wellbeing Project for the Charnwood-Dunlop School in Canberra is underway, with the first program being
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Hanging Out at Parramatta West

3nd June 2016 We ran HangOut with Kids at Parramatta West Public School on Thursday and Friday. There was a
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Parent Resources

8-parenting-strategies-ebookUplifting Australia provides meaningful and practical tools to strengthen emotional wellbeing and resilience in children and families. Access our free resources on our Parent Resources page.

What parents’ say…

“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was spending quality
time with my son.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids
“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was being reminded about emotionally
supporting our children and getting some new strategies.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids
“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was in the tent lying next to my boy looking at the stars and ‘contemplating the vastness of the universe.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids
“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was having one-on-one time with my daughter, and learning the 8 strategies was very helpful.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids
“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was the fun group activities, facilitated conversations and story telling.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids
“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was the time to reflect on the importance of one on one.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids
“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was the messages of support and love that we shared.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids
“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was the short and informative session for
parents with practical tips & hints.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids
“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was my child getting to experience camping out with friends and parents. It was an experience that took us both out of our comfort zones and routines and allowed us to connect in different ways.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids
“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was the quality one on one time with my daughter. A relaxing, fun, educational event. Thank you.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids
“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was learning about my child and getting a stronger connection.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids
“The best thing about CampOut with Kids was having fun activities with kids and adults. Hearing the 8 strategies.”

Parent – CampOut with Kids