How It Started
When I was a professional athlete in the NRL I sought the expertise of a counsellor, despite me thinking I would not need it being ‘so big and so strong’. On the contrary, they taught me how to take ownership of my own wellbeing and how a more holistic and proactive approach would support my success. The following year I went on to debut for the Maroons and Australia and it was no coincidence that having invested that time into my mental health and mindset, I was able to reach the professional and personal achievements I had worked so physically hard for.
After representing Australia, Queensland and three phenomenal NRL clubs over sixteen years, I transferred to the administration side of Rugby League and was honoured to be front and centre in developing and presenting its hero community mental health & wellbeing program, State of Mind. For a few years I met with community groups all over the country as I witnessed the impact of how inspiring, relatable stories and general empathy could transform a person and a place.
Taking those learnings, substantial mental health training, consistent consumer demand and the clinical, psychology-base of global healthcare company, the Wellbeing Code business was born.
At Wellbeing Code, we work to normalise conversations around mental health and re-frame it to treat it as a skill set that we can train, just like we train our physical health in order to feel and perform our best. There’s a self-care element and also performance – the sweet spot that we strive for as the optimal place for our mental health and wellbeing.
We look forward to working with you and your team.
(Founder + CEO)
“At Wellbeing Code, we work to normalise conversations around mental health and re-frame it to treat it as a skill set that we can train, just like we train our physical health in order to feel and perform our best.”
We appreciate that wellbeing ties into many aspects of corporate life. Motivation to come to work, perform your job safely and successfully, work in a team, lead, and represent the brand externally. Our programs, mentoring and app will assist on all of these fronts. It’s all developed in-house by our psychologists and is evidence-based. A big part of it is having the content from our current and former athlete ambassadors, who layer in their own personal stories and guidance for enhanced engagement. We also have a complementary EAP product that is an industry-leader and boasts high engagement rates and strong employee advocacy.
Wellbeing Code has been created out of human’s needs: the wellbeing we need in order to perform; the stories that resonate to inspire; the mindset mentoring to expose what we’re capable of.