Attention Product Owners: Smiling Mind needs you! Posted at 0:00, Tue, 25 October 2016 in Industry Insights

In the ever-growing and unrelenting hustle of work and life, it is more important than ever to work on the tools required to cope with stress and build mindfulness into our lives. In our line of work we come across a number of health technology products and solutions that exist to solve this problem, the most impressive to date we feel is Smiling Mind which is why we are incredibly excited to be partnering with them in a pro-bono capacity to find their next product owner.

Smiling Mind is Australia’s leading wellbeing not-for-profit, providing free App-based, pre-emptive mental health programs. Since its launch in 2012, Smiling Mind has reached more than 1.4 a million downloads, 13,000 Education Program users, and partnerships with the likes of IBM, Cricket Australia, beyondblue,, and the Red Cross. The app is recognised as one of the most successful Australian health and wellbeing apps.

Technology has underpinned the success of Smiling Mind to date and it is a crucial factor in maintaining the accessibility and cost-effective nature of their programs. This in turn maximizes positive social impact and complements the Smiling Mind mission to weave wellbeing tools into the fabric of society. Smiling Mind’s vision is to see Mindfulness Meditation on the Australian Curriculum by 2020.


Smiling Mind is looking for an experienced technology-minded product owner who will be responsible for strategic and tactical product decisions, managing the Smiling Mind technology partners and platforms through to execution and deployment. This role, based in Melbourne, will help shape the way they support the growing community of dedicated Smiling Mind app users across the community, corporate sector and education sector.

We recently caught up with Smiling Mind CEO Addie Wootten who said “*This is an exciting role for anyone passionate about technology, health and wellbeing. It’s a fantastic opportunity to work with a very successful non-profit startup in the technology space who is making a real difference to millions of people’s lives. This role is integral to the ongoing success of Smiling Mind and we’re really excited to explore new technologies that will have an ongoing positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of our communities*”.

Addie goes on to say “Joining the Smiling Mind team to manage and develop the Smiling Mind app and tech platforms is a very exciting challenge. We have more than 1.4 million app downloads, we’re regularly trending on the app store and Google Play and we’re forming good relationships with apple and google, who routinely promote our apps, this is an excellent opportunity to own a product that has so much exposure in the marketplace”.

If you are someone with good technical skills, a passion for mindfulness and meditation and technology based health promotion and interested in hearing more this opportunity please contact Matt Smith at or on +61 423 667 763.


Matt Smith works in MitchelLake’s Melbourne office and leads the Australian team for MitchelLake Consulting, working with an awesome team of humans who source talent across emerging technology, experience and service design, product, digital marketing, growth, data science and analytics.

Matt’s domain expertise leans towards hiring senior roles in experience and design and he enjoys the balance of working with fast growth, early stage organisations and larger scale companies going through digital transformation and the unique challenges they both bring.

Originally from New Zealand, Matt spent time living in the UK before moving to Melbourne where he enjoys playing basketball, rearing indoor plants and incredible access to some of the world’s best coffee.