Growing with Gratitude

Nurture young minds with Growing With Gratitude (GWG), a comprehensive mental health and wellbeing program for primary school students.

  • Tier: Tier 1: Positive Mental Health Promotion
  • Type of intervention: Social and emotional learning
  • Strength of evidence: Level 3: Foundational and emerging evidence for program
  • Geographic location: Statewide

Program description

Growing With Gratitude (GWG) is a mental health and wellbeing prevention program for primary school students. GWG supports students through whole of school and classroom approaches. It helps students build their social and emotional wellbeing through practising skills, such as:

  • gratitude, kindness and empathy
  • positive reflection, service and friendships
  • self-awareness and ownership.

The aim of the program is to empower primary school children with valuable tools and skills to help them lead healthy, successful and productive lives.

The program is delivered as a hybrid model of both in-person workshops/sessions and online modules. The online modules feature 12 months of age-appropriate lessons, activities, games and resources to help guide the program.

Intended outcomes

  • Increased self-awareness and self-determination
  • Increased adaptable thinking skills
  • Increased resilience
  • Improved wellbeing
  • Improved emotional regulation and reframing skills
  • Enhanced community connection

Program details

Target audience
  • Primary school students - lower
  • Primary school students - upper
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Culturally and linguistically Diverse
  • Students with disability
  • Capacity building for primary school staff
Program providerGrowing with Gratitude
Delivery mode
  • Online
  • Combination of face-to-face and online

*Online sessions are available if learning from home is required.

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: Primary school students and teachers
  • Program adaptability: The program can be adapted and modified to the needs of the school or specific student populations e.g., English as an Additional Language students.
  • Staffing: Teacher backfill is not required.
  • Training requirements: Online teacher training provides an explanation of the program and how to navigate the online resources. For face-to-face sessions, schools require a TV screen / Smartboard / projector, sound and if possible Wi-Fi access, as well as potentially some basic PE equipment such as cones, and balls. Online programs require access to Wi-Fi, printing and some basic stationery.
  • Factors to consider: The recommended time commitments for the online program includes a minimum of 1 x 45-minute lesson a week and a minimum of 3 x brief activities (up to 10 minutes). The face-to-face sessions require either a half or full day session.
  • Australian context: The program has been developed, evaluated and applied in Australia.


Item cost


Detailed cost

GWG offers 3 pricing options dependent upon the program delivery format:

  • Online program only: $2,970 (inc. GST) for 12 months access to online program
  • Hybrid of online, half-day face-to-face delivery: $4,862 (inc. GST) for 12 months access to online program
  • Hybrid of online, full day face-to-face delivery: $6,820 (inc. GST) for 12 months access to online program.