About Us

You’re helping every mind to thrive.

At Smiling Mind, our vision is to help every mind thrive.

With the support of fundraisers like you and your generous donors, we want to create generational change in the mental health of Australians.

Youth mental health is a major problem, and the incidence of mental illness is on the rise.

In 2021

global research revealed an estimated rise of 28% in cases of depression and anxiety

1 in 7

primary school-aged children experience a mental illness


of all mental health conditions emerge before the age of 14


of Australian students in years 3-7 have persistent issues with emotional wellbeing

By helping all Aussie kids develop good mental fitness we can take preventative action to turn these statistics around.

What is mental fitness?

Mental fitness reflects our ability to perform at our best each day, navigate challenges, and support a state of positive mental wellbeing even during challenging times.

In practice, mental fitness involves consistently and intentionally developing mental resources we can draw upon to respond to setbacks, sustain healthy relationships, navigate change and uncertainty, and make effective decisions.

When it comes to your overall health and wellbeing, mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness.

Developing mental fitness can help with:

  • Managing life's curveballs and challenges
  • Relaxation and stress management
  • Self-reflection and emotional regulation
  • Healthy relationships and ability to connect
  • Finding your unique purpose
  • Enhancing creativity

Find out more about the benefits and kickstart your mental fitness on the Smiling Mind app.


Change the world through the power of mindfulness

Mindfulness is defined as our ability to create awareness around feelings, behaviours and reactions to situations we experience so that we can flexibly adapt and respond to them in an open, non-judgemental way. 

We have the chance to start changing the world through the power of mindfulness in every school, but we need your help!

Your impact at Walk for Kids’ Mental Health

Every step you take this November is a stride towards better mental health… for YOU and all Aussie kids!

Smiling Mind’s award-winning programs require support and funding to maintain and improve – and to make sure that as many people as possible can access them for free.

All funds raised help us to provide accessible mental health resources and tools to every Australian who needs them, with a focus on children and families.

Make your pledge to Walk for Kids’ Mental Health today and raise funds to help every mind thrive.