Smiling Mind: Mental Wellbeing 4+

Mindfulness & Meditation

Smiling Mind

    • 4.8 • 4.9K Ratings
    • Free



Mental wellbeing to support sleep, meditation and mindfulness, and reduce stress

Smiling Mind gives you a head-start to managing the ups and downs of everyday life.

Welcome to your versatile and practical mental fitness toolkit. The Smiling Mind App helps you learn the skills that underpin wellbeing and create the habits to thrive. Develop your own, unique approach to building your mental fitness, navigating challenges and meeting your goals. It’s your daily workout for life, in your pocket.

Our app is underpinned by the Smiling Mind Mental Fitness Model, designed by psychologists and mental health experts to help you develop the foundation for your mind to thrive.

Smiling Mind supports you to practise mental fitness through five core skill sets, empowering you to: live mindfully, embrace flexible thinking, grow connections, act purposefully and recharge your body.

The Smiling Mind App provides you with personalised content, tools and resources to support your specific wellbeing needs and goals. There’s a range of content for minds of all ages and stages, with children’s collections suitable for ages 5 to 12, and adult collections that take you from beginner practice to everyday habits!

The Smiling Mind App has:
* 700+ lessons, practices and meditations
* 50+ curated collections

With a range of special features, the app helps you build mental fitness and resilience; support good sleep, study and sports training; reduce stress; improve relationships; and promote the development of new social and emotional skills.


* Beginner meditations through to programs for experienced practitioners
* Meditations in Indigenous Australian languages (Kriol, Ngaanyatjarra & Pitjantjatjara)
* Content and programs covering sleep, calm, relationships, stress, mindful eating, and much more
* Programs for kids and families including sleep, emotional skills development, back to school, and much more

Develop mental fitness skills to:
* Increase your sense of calm
* Manage your technology use
* Enhance the important relationships in your life
* Reduce stress and anxiety
* Improve mental health and wellbeing

* Download content to use offline
* Build a mental fitness habits with personalised routines
* Track your mood with wellbeing check-ins
* See your skill development progress with the mental fitness tracker
* Dark mode to help you relax before sleep

We have a history of creating positive impact, and a vision to create generational change, empowering everyone with the tools for lifelong mental fitness.

Smiling Mind has been at the forefront of mental health innovation for over 12 years, helping minds thrive with evidence-based tools and resources. We’re proud to have impacted the lives of millions of people globally.

Over the last decade we have followed a vision to help every mind thrive, and are proud to have impacted so many lives in that time. Now, amidst a mental health crisis, we’re looking to the future at how Smiling Mind can create long-term change in mental health and wellbeing that will ripple into future generations.

Smiling Mind’s new mission, Lifelong Mental Fitness, is built on the evidence that shows positive mental wellbeing can be proactively developed. And it’s our intention to empower everyone with the skills they need to do this.

“The best thing about Smiling Mind is that it relaxes you and helps you think straight.” - Luke, 10

“We listen to it most nights for my son and I’m not sure what I would do without it truthfully. Thank you for helping our children and family feel better inside and out.” - Year 3 and 5 Parent

What’s New

Version 5.0.1

The new Smiling Mind App offers a full, evidence-based toolkit for building wellbeing. It’s lifelong mental fitness in your pocket! The app has a new look, new features and over 230 pieces of fresh content created by psychologists. Develop holistic mental wellbeing in a way that suits you.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

E Loogie ,


I think that overall it does a great job of making mental health tools accessible to all ages and creates a simple and adjustable format for those who have never engaged in mediation or those who regularly mediate. My instinct would be to give this app 4.5 stars because I think there could be more visual pieces not only to make it more inclusive of those with hearing impairments, but to also diversify the ways which people engage with mediations. In my exploring of the app, I did not discover breathing visuals or other short videos explaining how to do certain tasks. It is not a necessary feature but would make the app more inclusive and accessible. I think the app should also expand the pool of the cultural and linguistic options, to better include those who do not speak English. A recent study found that “nearly half (48%) of school-aged children experience sleep disturbance that results in less than the recommended sleep duration, which may negatively impact mental health and behavior”, in the United Sates (Puzia, et al., 2020). Puzia et. al. researched children under the age of 18 using the Calm app to help decrease their sleep troubles. More than 96% of parents, whose children used the Calm app when lying down to go to bed, believed that it was helpful to put their child to sleep. Similar to Calm, Smiling Mind allows for access to mediation tools not just for sleep but in dealing with stress and other life challenges individuals face.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for this wonderful detailed review!

Kaytearose ,

Fantastic app but not therapy

I love, love, love this app. One thing though is that the music doesn’t shut off automatically after a meditation, which is a little annoying for the sleep ones. However, the programs are great, a wonderful mix of options, and the narrator is lovely and just the right amount of guidance for my and my kiddos (9 and 11). The only changes that’d be awesome are if it integrated with health, and the dashboard showed the actual length of each day.

All that being said, meditation and mindfulness aren’t panaceas. They’re great for you and they help a lot to reduce day-to-day anxiety and manage stress, but expecting a mediation app to stop panic attacks with no other interventions is kinda like expecting jogging to fix a broken wrist. It’s not that jogging isn’t good for you or that you’re doing something wrong when you keep jogging and your wrist keeps hurting. It’s that it’s probably not the intervention you need to fix your wrist. And if your wrist is broken, or you’re suffering from panic attacks and really debilitating anxiety, you deserve the care that can help those things truly heal. Check out DBT, CBT, or the Work of Byron Katie—all interventions that can help greatly with anxiety and racing minds and integrate really well with mediation.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for this wonderful review! We are looking into the music tuning off after a meditation in a future update. We are glad to hear it your kids love it as well!

You are absolutely right about mindfulness! We define mindfulness as paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity and without judgement. While we know there are many benefits psychological and physiological benefits (including reducing worries, anxiety and distress) we do not believe it to be fix all panacea. You can read here all about how we define mindfulness and it's benefits: or visit this page to learn about all of the research we are doing into mindfulness and meditation practices Thanks again for your thoughtful review!

chlo3138 ,

Wonderful App

i LOVE this app. it’s easy to use, has dark mode, you can easily see your progress, and it walks you through step by step. most of the meditation apps i’ve seen require a purchase to gain access to more than one super short meditation, but with this app you can do multiple meditations and select meditations for specific areas you’re trying to be more mindful in.

i did want to mention this piece of advice (i know it wasn’t requested so take it if you want, leave it if you don’t) to the app developers: i would suggest you change the color of your app logo! red is often subconsciously processed as an alarming, high-energy color. when i was scrolling through meditation apps i almost didn’t download this one because of the red compared to all the other apps, which i noticed are mostly calming, cool colors like blues and purples. the calming colors just makes the mediation app seem like it would be more reliable. i do love the little smiling brain for a smiling mind thought :)

i’d HIGHLY suggest this app to absolutely anyone trying to get into meditation!

App Privacy

The developer, Smiling Mind, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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