Authors Jane Martino and James Tutton are co-founders
of Smiling Mind, a not for profit organisation dedicated to
providing free pre-emptive mental health and wellbeing programs via
their apps and website. Jane and James are united by a shared
belief that successful societies are mindful, caring, and
Smiling Mind as an organisation is about making meditation easy. Via the SM website it offers short guided Mindfulness Meditations that teach both adults and young people life skills that can improve stress management, increase levels of attention and prevent the onset of mental health issues. Smiling Mind has become a widely recognised brand in the wellbeing space and has attracted a mass consumer following whilse also building deep and lasting engagement. Over 500,000 apps have been downloaded from the SM website and over 5000 institutions use the education program, their enewsletter goes to 45,000 subscribers, they have 35,000 web visits every month and 10,000 facebook followers.
Smiling Mind is further guided and supported by fellow directors and leading authorities, Professor Frank Oberklaid (Royal Childrens Hospital) and psychologist, Michael Carr-Gregg. Smiling Mind's programs have been developed by leading psychologists and psychiatrists.
Jane Martino has a background in building highly successful, dynamic organisations in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors as founder for both the media/communications company, Undertow Media, and Shout for Good, a fundraising platform for multiple charitable causes. Jane is the author of a series of books called The Thank You Books published with ACP Books.
James Tutton is an energetic entrepreneur and a passionate believer in the role that business can play in delivering positive social and community outcomes. He is the founder of the very successful Moonlight Cinemas and is now the director and major shareholder of Neometro, a design-driven and socially-focussed residential property developer. He is also on the board of social enterprises, Shout for Good and B Corp.