Symposium 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

Smiling Mind - Scaling Up To Support A Mindful Generation  (#141)

Addie Wootten 1
  1. Smiling Mind, Collingwood, VIC, Australia

Smiling Mind, a not-for-profit organisation who is enabling accessible mindfulness practice through technology. With more than 3.5 million app users, 55,000 teachers, 1.3 million students and more than 40,000 employees using the app, Smiling Mind is pioneering freely accessible mindfulness content for all.

Taking evidence based mindfulness practices and embedding these into a freely accessible technology based solution, Smiling Mind is focussed on ensuring that mindfulness is accessible for everyone, no matter where you live, how much you earn or your stage in life. Our vision is to help every mind thrive and our mission is to provide accessible, life-long, tools to support healthy minds. Our goal is to reach 5 million young people by 2021 to ensure we're changing the mental health of the next generation. Our work focusses on supporting mindfulness in schools and in homes across the world as we believe that the best way to reach young people is through the systems that support them. We want to create a generation that are thriving, mentally and physically and we believe that mindfulness provides the foundational skills needed to do this. Our work in corporate settings ensures that we have the funds to support young people.