The Grow Your Mind Podcast

S4 E12 We All Have It - for Mental Health Month

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Episode notes

This episode the kids share something we humans all share in common. And it’s not a reluctance to be wrong, nits or bad breath in the morning! 

We’ll give you a hint….Taylor Swift has it - and it’s not an extremely good singing voice. Can you guess what it is? 

It’s mental health. And you can think of it like a continuum. When our mental health is poor it can feel like being in a dark room with a torch light pointed at a lonely chair and nothing else. But when our mental health is fantastic, it’s like all the lights are switched on and you can see all your friends and family have been there all along. 

In this episode the kids interview the wise and articulate Annie Kershaw from R U OK? R U OK? is a public health promotion charity that encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times. 

Annie shares what to do if a friend is not okay and she reminds us all that every day is an opportunity to ask someone this simple but powerful question.

Plus we have a NEW song and a hilarious story about a toxically positive snail! 

Did you know that Grow Your Mind is a wellbeing program you can get into your school? Written by teachers, for teachers, we have lesson plans, videos, animations, an album on Spotify full of non-painful yet life affirming songs AND we also have a few awards under our belt. Plus we offer workshops for educators and parents. Find out more by visiting GrowYourMind.Life


Script - Alice Peel
Production, editing & sound - Lisa Taylor
Music production, vocals & additional lyrics - Moody

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If you live in Australia and know a child who is struggling with their mental health we recommend using: Kids Helpline: Australia’s only free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counseling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

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