I do not receive a fee for any recommendation I make, and I am not affiliated with any of the organisations I mention except Wellbeing Australia and have recently been consulting to the Black Dog Institute regarding the HeadStrong program.

I include them because I respect their work, and you may (or may not) benefit from taking a look at them.

Some of those recommended below are positive psychology specialists, others are not, but their work contains aspects of positive psychology – sometimes without them even knowing!

This is by no means a definitive or exhaustive list, it’s actually just off the top of my head and in no particular order. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section below and I’ll try to keep adding to this page.

I hope you find it useful.


Books I like.

Happier by Tal Ben Shahar

Flourish by Martin Seligman

The Element & Finding Your Element by Sir Ken Robinson

Drive by Dan Pink

Mindset by Carol Dweck

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World – The Dalai Lama

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


Broaden & Build Theory

Celebrating Strengths – Jenny Fox Eades

Senseability – Beyond Blue

HeadStrong – Black Dog Institute

Teaching Wellbeing at Wellington College, UK

My Wellbeing – PERMA in your life as a teacher

Signature Strengths – How can you incorporate strengths language into your subjects, pastoral time or school culture

Gratitude – Write a gratitude letter

Random Acts of Kindness – Check out these articles I wrote for Generation Next as to how to “do” kindness in schools… Random acts of kindness and How to do kindness in schools…

Mindfulness – There are heaps of ways to practice mindfulness. This is one program that is having great results in schools.

Interesting Websites

Wellbeing Australia (I am on the NSW Advisory Board for Wellbeing Australia)

Positive Psychology News Daily

Smiling Mind

Greater Good

Psychology Today

Authentic Happiness


People to follow on Twitter

This is a list of Must Reads at Haesler HQ

And of course…

Much of the work I do with schools and organisations is focused on embedding concepts of engagement, wellbeing and positive psychology.

Have a look at some of the ways I could work with you. 

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