Equip your leaders and employees with the mental skills to maintain wellbeing and to be adaptable, resilient and compassionate in the face of life’s challenges. Our workshops are practical, evidence-based and delivered by our highly qualified and experienced psychologists. Book virtual or face to face workshops or talk to us about tailoring a special event or program to suit your needs.
Stress and Resilience
Mental Health Awareness
What Matters Most
Mental Conditioning Program
Dr Jo Mitchell
Clinical & Coaching Psychologist. Director & Co-founder.
Dr Jo Mitchell is an experienced Clinical and Coaching Psychologist and Co-founder of The Mind Room. She works with individuals and organisations to prevent burnout and mental illness and to build wellbeing.
Jo creates and delivers professional development experiences beyond the therapy room that promote good mental health, meaning and connection. She has 20+ years experience working with industries including sport, medical, technology, art and cultural institutions. Jo is motivated by workplace collaborations that create sustainable health and social change.
Jo has an applied and academic interest in wellbeing science – including ACT, positive psychology, values and mindfulness - and completed the first Australian PhD in this field. She is a regular media commentator, speaker, university lecturer and facilitator on mental health and wellbeing science.
As a past Australian representative athlete she still loves to be outdoors running, hiking, and cycling, albeit noticeably slower these days.
Sport & Performance Psychologist. Director & Co-founder.
Michael is Co-founder of The Mind Room and an accredited Sport and Performance Psychologist. Michael believes the key to engaging workshops is knowing your audience needs, sharing evidence-based research knowledge, and creating opportunity to apply relevant ideas and skills.
Michael has worked in the mental health field since 1999 and prior to co-founding The Mind Room, worked as a senior facilitator at Beyond Blue and a consultant for the AFL Players Association.
He now leads the Sport and Performance team at The Mind Room and regularly facilitates performance and wellbeing workshops for A-League, AFL, Netball, Super Rugby and Australian Cycling. This includes working alongside playing groups, coaches, staff and whole organisations.
Penny Gray is an Organisational Psychologist and Facilitator. Inspired by the science of wellbeing, Penny brings an evidence-based approach in facilitating workshops designed to optimise work performance and mental health. Penny’s experience spans healthcare, government, and commercial organisations.
Examples of workshops Penny has facilitated include Building Mentally Healthy Workplaces for leaders and Mental Health Awareness for staff in State Government Departments, as well as Resilience and Managing Change for local Council. To complement workshop programs, Penny also facilitates Group Coaching sessions. These create a safe space for people to connect, learn and reflect, in support of thriving individuals and workplaces.
Psychologist & Coach
Mike Hines is a Psychologist with a passion for helping people function at their best. His expertise lies in the related fields of Mindfulness and Wellbeing Science and he has worked extensively with individuals, schools, and businesses throughout his career. His passion for mindfulness stems from a personal meditation practice and professional development spanning 23 years.
Mike has spent the past four years as lead facilitator and mindfulness expert at Smiling Mind where he was responsible for the design and delivery of workshops and training across their school, workplace and general community programs. Mike now consults to individuals and schools on the intersection of mindfulness, wellbeing and performance, as well as developing and delivering corporate and community workshops for us here at The Mind Room. His work as a Psychologist follows a successful career as a singer-songwriter and Mike can occasionally still be found in the recording studio.
Jo is an experienced psychologist, facilitator and mediator. She works with individuals, groups and workplaces on mental health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Jo has applied and academic experience working with trauma, grief, loss, depression and anxiety. She is trained in a variety of different evidence-based therapies such as Trauma-focussed CBT, ACT, Narrative Therapy and EMDR.
Jo loves all things dance, food, music and craft-related. She confesses to being a little too enthusiastic about research showing the mental health benefits of dance, knitting and crochet.
Through her down-to-earth humour, Clinical Psychologist Caitlyn Mackenzie works to help break down the stigma attached to mental health. Caitlyn is a strong believer that a little knowledge can go a long way in helping us work better with the brains and bodies we've been given and the life experiences we've had.
Caitlyn’s interest in workshop facilitation comes from a desire to reach out to, educate and help more people improve their wellbeing than she can through private practice alone. A passion for working with athletes, stemming from her own sporting background, has helped Caitlyn to also be recently selected to facilitate workshops alongside the AFL and AIS, and she has established a webinar series to allow continued education throughout lockdown for the families she works with at The Royal Children's Hospital.
Dean Cooper is a facilitator and performance psychologist with experience in a broad range of sport and performance settings where he has worked on an individual, team/group and organisational level.
Dean has additional experience working in school settings as well as private practice where he enjoys working with adults experiencing a broad range of presentations.
Dean has experience facilitating workshops on a variety of wellbeing and performance topics in business and sporting sectors including Olympic and A-League groups.
Olivia is a Performance Psychologist and Sport Psychology Registrar with a joyful and engaging facilitation style. She enjoys working with athletes and performers from a variety of organisations including netball, tennis, triathlon, performing arts, athletics and e-sports.
Olivia also works individually with adolescents and adults on their mental health, wellbeing and performance goals.
In her spare time, Olivia enjoys getting outside for a ride or run, and patting any dog she passes.
Bailey is a Performance Psychologist and Sport Psychology registrar. He has a down to earth facilitation style and strives to create a relaxed, open, and practical learning environment.
Bailey has experience working in a range of sports including AFL, Rugby Union, Tennis, Taekwondo and Triathlon, across individual, team and organisational levels. He has a particular interest in supporting rural and regional athletes in developing performance skills for all aspects of life. Bailey has also worked within other performance environments such as ballet and dance.
In his spare time, Bailey can be found on the tennis court or out capturing sporting moments on camera.
Dr Mel Marot
Organisational Psychologist, Neuropsychologist
Mel is a Psychologist with 20+ years of facilitation experience in a diverse range of public, private and not-for-profit workplaces.
Her focus is on workplace health, wellbeing and performance and is influenced by her training in neuroscience and organisational psychology. She understands and relishes the complexities of business leadership, team and individual performance.
Melissa enjoys connections and collaborations with a diverse range of people, approaches and cultures – which extends from her professional life through to travelling adventures.