Frances Totney
Frances TotneyConsultant
  • Positive education and whole-school wellbeing
  • Strengths Profiler practitioner, MSCEIT practitioner
  • Circle Solutions practitioner

Frances Totney is an education consultant and wellbeing specialist who applies positive psychology to cultivate student, staff and whole school wellbeing.

Experienced in primary, secondary and adult education, Frances has been involved in leadership, classroom and specialist roles, believing passionately that schools are in the prime position to enhance greater wellbeing for all within their community. She assists schools develop a focus on positive relationships and a strengths-based approach, knowing that this promotes engaged staff and students, which in turn, leads to effective teaching and learning.

Along with a Master of Education in Student Wellbeing, Frances has a Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health for the Teaching Profession, a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She has studied with Professor Martin Seligman, worked closely with Beyond Blue to deliver resilience programmes, and implemented school-wide mindfulness, positive psychology and strengths initiatives. She has designed and delivered professional development and wellbeing workshops for staff, pre-service teachers, students and parents and strives always to promote the skills to develop resilience and encourage optimism in individuals, teams and the whole school.

Frances is an accredited practitioner in Circle Solutions, Strengths Profile and MSCEIT emotional intelligence. She also supports student learning on the Langley Group Institute’s Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.

She is based in Melbourne.

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