Everymind is a leading institute dedicated to the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide and has a long-standing reputation for designing, developing and implementing eﬀective and tailored programs that can be scaled to meet people where they live, work, learn and connect. The Institute values lived experience knowledge, translating evidence for impact, working in partnership and strengths-based approaches that build the capability of others for the greatest reach.
Everymind’s current work focuses on five priority areas:
- Elevating prevention as a priority through strategy and policy
- Using knowledge translation to build capability across sectors
- Influencing media, organisations and communities to apply best-practice communication
- Transforming the supports available to families, friends and caregivers
- Promoting a mentally health approach across business and community.
Having grown from a humble regional training institute into a respected and widely connected national leader in mental health and suicide prevention, Everymind is celebrating 30 years of delivering prevention programs, research and education in 2022.
Established in 1992 as the Hunter Institute of Mental Health (HIMH) it was co-founded by Professors Trevor Waring and Vaughan Carr, from the Hunter Area Health Service and University of Newcastle. Both were pioneers and mentors in psychology and psychiatry who initially foresaw a need to provide postgraduate education and training for mental health professionals.
Thirty years on, Everymind is delivering highly regarded national programs, policy advice and research from a regional base in Newcastle, New South Wales (on the lands of the Awabakal people). The Institute delivers highly regarded programs working with the media, workplaces, families and caregivers have a focus on bridging the knowledge to practice gap in the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide so that fewer people are impacted in the future.
- Ahead for Business: helping small business owners act on their mental health and wellbeing
- Children in Mind: building the capability of families, educators and communities to support children’s social and emotional development and mental health
- Conversations Matter: a practical online resource to support safe and effective community discussions about suicide
- Life in Mind: knowledge exchange portal providing translated evidence, policy, data and resources in suicide prevention, and host of the National Communications Charter
- Mindframe: supporting safe media reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide, mental ill-health, and alcohol and other drugs
- Minds Together: supporting the mental health and wellbeing of those who care for someone experiencing mental ill-health or suicidal distress.
Want to be part of the next 30 years?
Everymind values working in partnership, and would welcome opportunities to connect or partner with fellow Suicide Prevention Australia members. Everymind is also expanding its team so look out for upcoming leadership, project and research roles.
For more information or to contact Everymind please visit www.everymind.org.au