About Positive Minds Australia

Positive Minds Australia offers a powerful approach to building Optimism, Resilience, Social Emotional Intelligence and Compassion. This is delivered through research based programs, counselling and training.

Positive Minds staff are specialists in working with children and young people and the systems that support them, including schools, families and health care providers, building wellbeing, resilience, positive mindsets and healthy team relationships.

Positive Minds Australia specialises in knowledge, expertise and evidence based techniques that help build positive, resilient and socially-emotionally capable people.

Working with children and adults, we address the needs of young people, families, schools, health care and corporate settings.

Keynotes are delivered by dynamic speaker Madhavi Nawana Parker, Managing Director of Positive Minds Australia. Madhavi has addressed conferences and events all around Australia.

Social Emotional Literacy, Resilience and Mindset training programs for 5 — 18 year olds are offered to schools and community centres for young people. Led by Madhavi and her team of allied health and education professionals, these sessions use The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox, The Positive Mindset Curriculum and What’s the Buzz social-emotional literacy programs.

Individual Counselling sessions for 5-18 year olds in collaboration with their parents. Supporting children and young people with social skills training, mindset coaching and resilience building as well as counselling for children after separation.

Madhavi Nawana Parker, Managing Director brings over 20 years of professional experience working with young people, families, schools and health care settings to Positive Minds Australia.

After studying Psychology and Rehabilitation Counselling at University, Madhavi began working at Autism SA where she developed a keen enthusiasm for writing social emotional literacy programs for children and teenagers on the Autism Spectrum. She worked closely with young people and their families throughout this time, gaining invaluable insight into their experiences at school and in the home.

Madhavi entered private practice in 2001, where she extended her practice to include children and teenagers with attention disorders, learning difficulties, anxiety and emotional challenges.

As a published author, Madhavi is committed to maintaining a solid writing career, sharing her knowledge and expertise through books that are sold around the globe.

Madhavi is a public speaker. She specialises in resilience and social-emotional literacy group work, positive discipline guidance for parents and educators and emotional regulation training for children through to adults.

Madhavi notices strengths and capabilities in all young people. With a strong track record for getting young people back on track with their self confidence, feelings and connections with friends and family, Madhavi also brings these skills to supporting adults in leadership and executive teams, helping to improve their ability to manage stress, use a positive mindset and tend to their wellbeing.

Yet another wonderful CPD experience with Madhavi today. We are so lucky to have such an inspirational woman right here in Adelaide, championing the way to a more positive and kind future. A wealth of knowledge and experience!

Kate Ringvall

Paediatric Occupational Therapist, OTeam