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Education and Skills Program



Workplace mental health has received increased media and social attention in the last decade, and for good reason.  We are seeing a significant rise in mental health issues across the Australian population in general and increased incidences of poor worker mental health. This has an impact on an organisation’s culture and its bottom line.


MINDS MATTER is an effective way to raise mental health literacy and skills in employees and managers. Participants learn about common mental health issues and how to take effective action with a colleague who might be struggling. MINDS MATTER includes discussions and exercises to promote learning and skill development. It takes 4 hours, minimising staff time away from the workplace.



MINDS MATTER will answer these questions:

  • What is mental health?

  • Why is mental health important for workplace productivity and culture?

  • What are the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health issues?

  • Why do managers need to be proactive around their team’s mental health?

  • How can an individual learn to recognise and assist someone who might be struggling with a mental health issue?

  • Workplace mental health, what does it look like?

  • How can managers and staff interact more effectively with or performance manage someone with mental health issue?



Our presenters are experienced mental health facilitators, having presented to and won over skeptical sport and corporate audiences.  Feedback about our programs has been uniformly positive and enthusiastic, with past participants providing unsolicited feedback relative to their increased ability and confidence to help someone who is struggling, even suicidal, and get them the help they need.


Kirsten Peterson, PhD, is a registered performance psychologist and organizational coach who brings over 20 years of experience to this domain, having helped Olympic athletes, teams, and coaches thrive and perform to their potential in both the US and Australia.  She knows first-hand the importance of mental health for sustained optimal performance.


Kristine Dun, PsyD, is a registered psychologist who has seen athletes, coaches, and teams thrive when they can manage their own mental health and support each other. She has over 10 years’ experience working in elite sport in Australia and the UK and has a passion for promoting mental health in the interest of increased well-being as well as performance.


Guy Little, PhD, is a registered psychologist who has worked in high performance sport for over 10 years in both the UK and Australia.  He has worked with athletes and performers—artists, executives, and medical practitioners—as well as the general public on their mental health and wellbeing in the interest of optimizing performance.


If you are interested in learning more about MINDS MATTER and how to bring a workshop to your organisation, contact Kirsten Peterson on 0429 194 145 and

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