Mindfulness resources for VCE and VCAL students

The Smiling Mind video series provides information and tips to help senior secondary students stay positive and engaged

To support the mental health and wellbeing of senior students this year, the Victorian Government has partnered with mindfulness program Smiling Mind to create a series of videos called 'Feeling It!'.

The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) is placing additional stress on students as they complete Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) subjects, finish secondary school, and think about future study and employment opportunities.

Feeling It! is a six-part series of short videos covering essential wellbeing topics for VCE and VCAL students.

Young people feature in each episode and share strategies with peers about:

  • looking after yourself
  • understanding and managing emotions
  • being mindful
  • positive study and sleep habits for optimal learning and stress resilience
  • being kind to yourself
  • navigating uncertainty and preparing for change.

How to access the resources

Four of six episodes, including short videos, student tip sheets and mindfulness meditations are now live. To access the meditations students will need to register for the free Smiling Mind App.

An educator fact sheet is also available for teachers to guide students in using these resources.

All of the above resources are available at the Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for students page available in the Mental Health Toolkit for schools.

Remaining episodes will be released over the coming weeks to support students as they complete their exams and start considering their future study and employment opportunities.

Find out more

Find out more information
Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for students page