Mental Health Youth Awards

10 Jan 2023

Mental Health Matters Youth Awards

We are delighted to announce that the b kinder foundation was one of 3 finalists in the 2022 Mental Health Matters Youth Awards.

Children today are inundated with information on topics like anxiety, depression, bullying, suicide, self-harm, and other mental health issues. There is a glaring absence of positive messages. Instead of band-aiding these problems the b kinder foundation is proactively working on preventing them from occurring.

Through prevention and early intervention our evidence-based well-being programs help children in their pivotal years by encouraging them to become kinder, more empathetic and more compassionate. With the help of teachers and psychologists we have put together unique, positive, interactive workbooks that embed the social, emotional and learning units which incorporate the core values with a particular emphasis on kindness.

The b kinder workbooks and programs set primary school children up to lead their best possible lives throughout childhood and into their teenage years. Children relate to the b kinder workbooks as they are predominantly written by 12-year-old Billie Kinder. The workbooks empower and inspire children while initiating discussions surrounding emotions that can be difficult for the young to communicate. The program aims to build empathy, compassion, resilience and confidence while encouraging students to identify and develop their strengths, to self-regulate their emotions and to make a difference through kindness.

Social impact reports on the b kinder workbooks show a substantial shift in children's wellbeing and are helping to reduce mental health issues, bullying and suicide.

We believe in a future where we can empower all children to make a difference through human kindness.