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About Us

We are a 100% not-for-profit organisation that works to make mindfulness accessible to all.

 

Our vision

To help every mind thrive.

 

Our mission

To provide accessible, life-long tools to support healthy minds.

 
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Why we exist

Creating mindful generations

We want to live in a world where everyone has the skills and ability to manage life's challenges and live to their full potential. This starts with a healthy mind because this underpins our ability to live, learn and work in an increasingly complex, digitally connected and fast-paced world.

The mental health statistics speak for themselves. Something needs to change.

Our vision is to help every mind thrive and that's why we believe that taking a pre-emptive approach to support mental health is essential and it needs to be accessible to all.

The work we do focusses on where we can make the biggest positive impact – in schools, in workplaces and in communities so no matter where you live or what your life situation is, you can access our programs and tools.

Join us to help make this change.


  45% of Australian adults  will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.

45% of Australian adults will experience
a mental health condition in their lifetime.

   1 in 5 Australians  suffer from a mental illness in any one given year.

1 in 5 Australians suffer from a mental illness in any one given year.

   75% of mental illness  has its onset before age 24. 

75% of mental illness has its onset before age 24. 

 
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Our Impact

Smiling Mind is a 100% not-for-profit that's changing the world by helping every mind to thrive.

We're helping people in schools, workplaces, communities and in the home.

We deliver the benefits of mindfulness and meditation to both children and adults via a free app, face-to-face workshops and resources that can be used by both teachers and employers.  


Here's how we're making a difference

 
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Our Story

We're the leader in pre-emptive mindfulness based programs and our beginning started with two passionate Australians. 

Back in 2012, our Melbourne co-founders, Jane Martino and James Tutton, sat down to explore a mutual passion for mindfulness and meditation and a need to teach their own children these skills, in a practical and modern way. They also wanted to create a tool that would make meditation free and accessible to everyone. They sought out the best psychologists and mindfulness experts and got to work developing the Smiling Mind app. 

Smiling Mind and our state-of-the-art technology platform has since become the trusted digital tool for individuals, workplaces and the classroom with over 2.6 million app downloads and over 40,000 educators now using our resources.

 

 
 
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Our Ambassadors

 

Maggie Dent

Parenting author, educator, resilience specialist

Jo Stanley

Comedian and Radio Presenter

Bianca Chatfield

Australian Netballer and Captain of the Melbourne Vixens

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Our Team

We are excited to introduce you to our team.

We come from a variety of backgrounds, with a range of skills and experiences, sharing a common passion and purpose.

 

Dr Addie Wootten

CEO

Melissa Cupples

General Manager, Product and Strategy

Michael Hines

Lead Facilitator & Content Development Manager

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Brendan Barlow

Head of Technology

Emma Bailey

Administration Manager

Lara Bisley

Workplace Program Manager

 

Our Board

 

We are a unique organisation led by a passionate Board. Their ongoing support, dedication and commitment ensures that we are 100% focused on achieving our vision.

 

Jane Martino

Smiling Mind Co-founder, CEO Unlockd, Shout for Good Founder, Finalist in the Telstra Young Business Women's Awards, Board Member for Melbourne Football Club and Launch Vic, Advisor to TRIBE

James Tutton

Smiling Mind Co-founder, Director Neometro, Founder of Moonlight Cinema, Founding Board Member of Contemporary Arts Precinct (CAP), Co-Founder of The Plato Project

Nicole Gibson

CEO and Founder of the Rogue & Rouge Foundation, Young Australian of the Year Finalist, recognised as one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Women

Charlie Carpinteri

Innovation Director at ANZ and CEO at Shout for Good

Professor Frank Oberklaid, AM

Member of the Order of Australia, Founding Director at the Royal Children's Hospital, Co-Group Leader of Child Health Policy, Equity and Translation at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and an Honorary Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, Chair of the Victorian Children’s Council

Anna McCann

Lawyer, Former Head of Pro Bono and Community Support Program at Baker & McKenzie

Neil Thompson

Corporate Advisor, Former CEO at Velocity Frequent Flyer, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), Advisory Board Member for The Australian National University, Australian Centre In China and the World, Non-Executive Director for Horizon Power

David Sacks

Partner, National Education & Skills Lead PwC Australia

John Chambers

CEO at Tappl, Member of the Victorian Aboriginal Economic Board, Founder and Director Fresh Ventures Advisory, Former Executive Director at Telstra

 
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Advisory Network

Our Advisory Network is an inspiring and passionate group of people who volunteer their time, experience and knowledge to help us achieve our vision.