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.


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. 


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


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.



Our Ambassadors


Maggie Dent

Parenting author, educator, resilience specialist

Jo Stanley

Comedian and Radio Presenter

Simon McKeon AO

2011 Australian of the Year and Executive Chairman of Macquarie Bank Melbourne

Bianca Chatfield

Australian Netballer and Captain of the Melbourne Vixens

Faustina “Fuzzy” Agolley

TV Presenter

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Heritier Lumumba

AFL Player, Melbourne Football Club

Clare Bowditch

Musician, Actor, Radio Presenter


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


Melissa Cupples

General Manager, Product and Strategy

Emily Clark

General Manager, Marketing & Partnerships

Michael Hines

Lead Facilitator

Jeremy Drake

Marketing & Content


Anna Lam

Education Project Manager

Emma Bailey

Administration Manager


Brendan Barlow

Head of Technology

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

Co-founder, Board Member,
CEO Unlockd

James Tutton

Co-founder, Board Member

Nicole Gibson

CEO and Founder of the Rogue & Rouge Foundation

Charlie Carpinteri

Innovation Director at ANZ and CEO at Shout for Good

Professor Frank Oberklaid

OAM, Founding Director at the RCH

Anna McCann


Neil Thompson

Corporate Advisor

David Sacks

Partner, National Education & Skills Lead PwC Australia

John Chambers

CEO, Tappl


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.