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About Us

We’re on a mission to empower everyone on their mental fitness journey with the right support, when and how they need it. Everyone deserves to be mentally healthy

The Problem

As our world keeps getting more complex, so too do the challenges facing our mental health and fitness care.

In Australia alone almost four million people experience mental health issues of some kind every year – that's one in five of us. Globally the numbers aren’t much better.

What’s worse is that only half of this number in Australia receive the help they need. It's not uncommon to have to wait weeks or even months to see a professional or access clinical care.

This has several effects, including

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    Overloading our health system and mental health care practitioners
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    Costing organisational and societal economic loss
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    Significant and unnecessary suffering for those affected both directly and indirectly by poor mental health

Our Solution

We’ve created a digital platform that empowers

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Individuals to maintain their mental health and access the right tools and care at the right time

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Professional service providers to deliver prioritised, efficient, and effective care

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Organisations to predict, support, and respond to the mental fitness needs of their employees and members

Origin Story

The ideas that underpin our mission had their beginnings in research done through the Young & Well CRC; set up to explore technology’s role in Youth and Adolescent Mental Health. Running between 2011 and 2016 the research produced an early blueprint for the Synergy Online System – a digital tool that could support the mental health and wellbeing of young people.

In 2017 the Australian Commonwealth Government funded Project Synergy a $30 million grant to broaden the research to understand how digital technologies could be used to improve mental health outcomes across the wider population. Synergy uniquely brought together academic researchers, clinical health professionals, digital technologists, and those with lived experiences to explore the challenges and possible solutions to delivering relevant and timely mental health care.

To deliver Project Synergy and produce a next generation digital mental health platform, PwC Australia and University of Sydney teamed up with Professors Ian Hickie and Jane Burns to form Innowell – an innovative, digital, mental health platform validated through research by over 2,000 users across 13 locations.

Leadership Team

Syed Ahmed

Syed Ahmed

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

Chief Technology Officer

Tim Paciolla

Tim Paciolla

Chief Product Officer

Board & Advisors

Kristin Stubbins

Kristin Stubbins

Chair

Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Deputy Chair

Michael Ronaldson

Michael Ronaldson

Director

Vishy Narayanan

Vishy Narayanan

Alternate Director


Prof. Laurent Rivory

Prof. Laurent Rivory

Observer

Prof. Ian Hickie

Prof. Ian Hickie

Scientific Advisor

Funding and Investors

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We recognise and pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, their ancestors, the Elders past, present and future from the different First Nations across Australia. We acknowledge the importance of connection to land, culture, spirituality, ancestry, family and community for the wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.

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We are not a crisis service.