Southern Cross Helps Children’s Mental Wellbeing


Southern Cross is partnering with the Pause Breathe Smile charitable trust and the Mental Health Foundation to promote a programme that provides children with the tools to navigate life’s ups and downs.

Pause Breathe Smile is a locally developed and internationally recognised mindfulness-based wellbeing programme for schools.

Brought to life by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and further developed and operated by the Mindfulness Education Group, it is now the flagship social responsibility programme for Southern Cross, and is governed by the Pause Breathe Smile Trust.

The programme will be available to any primary or intermediate school from Term 4, 2020 at no cost to schools.

New Zealand ranks 35 out of 41 OECD countries in overall child wellbeing outcomes, according to UNICEF.