Positive Self & Family Resources
Australian Psychological Association (APS)
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia, representing nearly 19,000 members.
The work of Dr Martin Seligman, this is an excellent site to find surveys measuring happiness. In addition to the three VIA Surveys, the site offers 14 other surveys.
Beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.
Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.
From researcher, author, and positive psychologist, Alex Linley, Capp are world leaders in strengths development and building strengths-based organisations - including Realise2, Capp’s online Strengths Assessment Tool.
Dr Paul T Wong
Dr Wong is a prolific writer, having edited two influential volumes of The Human Quest for Meaning and authored over 300 publications on topics ranging from existential psychology to positive psychology, with earlier works focused on learning theory and social cognition.
Foundation for Young Australians
The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is an Australian non-profit organisation whose purpose is to improve the learning outcomes and life opportunities of young Australians. Projects of the foundation include the Safe Schools Coalition Australia and publishing research. The organisation aims to foster young people's education and social participation.
Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley
The Greater Good Science Center is at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life.
International Network on Personal Meaning
The INPM is dedicated to advancing health, spirituality, peace and human fulfilment through research, education and applied psychology with a focus on the universal human quest for meaning and purpose.
International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
IPPA has several related missions: to promote the science of positive psychology and its research-based applications; to facilitate collaboration among researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners of positive psychology around the world and across academic disciplines; and to share the findings of positive psychology with the broadest possible audience.
Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues
The Jubilee Centre is a pioneering interdisciplinary research centre focussing on character, virtues and values in the interest of human flourishing. The Centre promotes a moral concept of character in order to explore the importance of virtue for public and professional life.
New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience
NZIWR is dedicated to increasing wellbeing for communities and organisations in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Positive Psychology Center
The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania promotes research, training, education, and the dissemination of Positive Psychology.
Society for Coaching Psychology (SCP)
SCP is an international professional membership body established to further the discipline and profession of coaching psychology.
VIA Institute on Character
The VIA Institute on Character, a non-profit organisation, advances the science and practice of character development.
Wellbeing Australia is a not-for-profit network of people and organisations committed to developing the healthy relationships that lead to individual and community wellbeing, especially in education.
Positive Education Resources
ACARA personal and social capabilities continuum
Information regarding the Australian Curriculum for schools, requiring students to develop personal and social capability as they learn to understand themselves and others, and manage their relationships, lives, work and learning more effectively.
Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW)
The Association of Independent Schools of NSW is the peak body supporting and representing independent education, specifically independent schools, through offering services in advice and consultancy; funded programs and projects; research and data; professional learning; support for students with diverse needs; and advocacy and partnerships.
Bounce Back! is an award-winning positive education approach to wellbeing, resilience and social-emotional learning for primary school children.
Bullying No Way!
Bullying. No Way! provides information and ideas for students, parents and teachers to reduce bullying.
Friendly Schools Plus Framework
Friendly Schools is the first Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Anti-bullying Initiative for schools developed through extensive research with Australian children and adolescents. It is recognised nationally and internationally as a comprehensive, evidence-based approach that can reduce bullying behaviour.
Geelong Grammar School Institute of Positive Education
The Institute of Positive Education is a ground-breaking initiative by Geelong Grammar, dedicated to improving student and staff wellbeing.
Growing Great Schools Worldwide
There are many individuals and organisation equally concerned about how well our children are doing – and the role of education in creating a flourishing future for everyone. Growing Great Schools Worldwide is a platform for information, discussion and stories of good practice.
The I’m Determined project, a state-directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behaviour. This project facilitates youth, especially those with disabilities to undertake a measure of control in their lives, helping to set and steer the course rather than remaining the silent passenger.
International Positive Education Network
The aim of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) is to bring together teachers, parents, academics, students, schools, colleges, universities, charities, companies and governments to promote positive education. Our goals are to support collaboration, change education practice and reform government policy.
Knox Grammar School
Knox Grammar School is a co-founder of APPLI and a leader in Positive Education. Their Positive Education Program, Knox Total Fitness, is an integrated program which aims to support and improve the social, physical, spiritual and academic fitness of every boy.
For more than two decades, Mayerson Academy has been deeply committed to inspiring successful outcomes for learners of all ages through creative, customized services and learning experiences. Mayer Academy has made it their mission to celebrate strengths and inspire people to reach their greatest potential—one organization, one team and one person at a time.
Mindfulness in Schools UK (.b)
Established by teachers from amongst the country’s most successful schools, Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) aims to improve the lives of children by making a genuine, positive difference to their mental health and wellbeing.
Positive Education Schools Association (PESA)
PESA is an association of schools, universities, educators, parents, researchers, charities and other community members who share an interest in an evidence-based approach to wellbeing, and a commitment to supporting our schools, students, and the wider community to flourish.
Positive Schools Initiative
Positive Schools advocates for educational reform to better support equity, motivation and wellbeing in young people. At the core of The Positive Schools Initiative are The Positive Schools Conferences and The Positive Times, a leading evidence-based resource for educators, parents, and Positive Education practitioners.
Smiling Mind is a 100% not-for-profit organisation that works to make evidence-based mindfulness accessible to all. The app and many resources are available for free.
You can do it! Education
You Can Do It! Education’s (YCDI’s) main purpose is to support communities, schools, and homes in a collective effort to optimise the social, emotional, and academic outcomes of all young people. Its unique contribution is in identifying the social and emotional capabilities that all young people need to acquire in order to be successful in school, experience wellbeing, and have positive relationships including making contributions to others and the community (good citizenship).
Positive Ageing Resources
The Center on Aging and Work at Boston College
The Mission of the Center on Ageing and Work is to promote quality and choice of paid and unpaid work across the lifespan, with a particular focus on older adults. Through research studies, collaborations with organizations and business leaders, and engagement with an interdisciplinary network of scholars and practitioners, we bridge the worlds of research and practice.
Positive Orgnisation Resources
Appreciative Inquiry Commons
The “AI Commons” is a worldwide portal devoted to the sharing of resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the rapidly growing discipline of positive change. This site is a resource for everyone– whether you are a leader of change, a manager, a scholar, a student, or a simply curious mind. The site is proudly hosted by The Champlain College David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry in partnership with Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
Center for Positive Organizations
The Center for Positive Organizations, based at the Ross School of Business, is a world-class research center that brings transformational research to students and leaders through articles, books, events, tools, teaching, and organizational partnerships.
SuperFriend is a national mental health organisation focused on creating positive, healthy and safe working environments where every employee can be well and thrive. Our goal is to reduce the incidence of suicide and the impact of mental illness on individuals and their workplaces.
Positive Community & Policy Resources
Association for Applied Sports Psychology
Founded in 1985, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is the leading organization for sport psychology consultants and professionals who work with athletes, coaches, non-sport performers (dancers, musicians), business professionals, and tactical occupations (military, firefighters, police) to enhance their performance from a psychological standpoint.
New Economics Foundation
The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is a British think-tank that aims to help build a "new economy where people are really in control". NEF also focuses on the economic impact of wellbeing, and the promotion of wellbeing in public policy.
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