In 2014, Dr Amanda Mullin founded the multiple award winning Private Practice, Mindworx Psychology. With a focus on excellence and gold standard treatments, under her Directorship, Mindworx Psychology has grown to become into one of Sydney’s leading practices, with a growing team of Psychologists helping hundreds of children and adults each week. Think Differently evolved from working with thousands of clients to help them achieve their mental health goals, and her love of speaking to and working with local groups and workplaces on preventative mental health.
Where Mindworx Psychology has it’s focus in Clinical Psychology, Think Differently draws on Dr Amanda’s corporate background, and her knowledge of what works in both preventative mental health and recovery. Initially established as an executive coaching service to meet demand from local businesses to support their staff wellbeing, it has grown to include customised webinars, workshops and an online program.
It is an incredible priviledge to be able to bring together knowledge and experience to work preventatively in reducing burnout, improving wellbeing, building stronger relationships and reducing stress. We know that 51% of the Australian workforce has experienced a mental health condition, and that one in five Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental health illness in any year.
These are sobering statistics. No matter who is on the team, from CEO’s to pre-school teachers, mental health is part of all our lives. Research tells us that stress, burnout, mental exhaustion and other mental health problems are one of the main causes of sickness absence and reduced productivity, so it makes sense to invest in skills that holistically support people and workplaces.
Drawing on the same core values with which her private practice was founded, Dr Amanda remains committed to excellence, and to gold standard, evidence-based wellbeing programs that work. Popular seminars and workshops designed to support employers in building positive, mentally resilient, psychologically safe and mentally healthy environments where every employee can be well and thrive. Online Courses and one-on-one coaching for individuals seeking to learn practical and effective positive psychology strategies to implement every day.
Clinical Psychologists hold a deep and rich knowledge base on how to improve mental health. Typically, it is only shared with people who have already reached the stage where their mental health is causing problems. This knowledge has not always been easily accessible – but everyone needs such skills knowledge: it not only helps with treatment – but is part of prevention, resilience building and creating grit. And it’s also a key componenet of finding happiness. In today’s environment, mental health and emotional intelligence is essential for work and relationships.
“It confirmed for me that the people who were considered high functioning were recognising that they were not ok, but didn’t have the tools to help themselves, or know how to get help. They used words like ‘stressed’, ‘burnt-out’ or ‘overwhelmed’ to describe how they felt.
They didn’t really fit anywhere – and worse, they felt like it was their own fault they couldn’t feel happier”.
Her research into burnout, and the creation of a transdiagnostic treatment for anxiety and depression during her Doctorate were the foundations for Think Differently. The research literature tells us that as humans, there are a number of similarities in the way we can think and react to situations that can be unhelpful, and that cause stress and distress. Transdiagnostic programs leverage this.
“We know there are a number of strategies that make a significant difference for many people. And yet, typically, we wait until they are unwell to teach them the skills to increase their emotional intelligence and mental wellbeing. Think Differently is designed to be preventative, educational and powerful in it’s application, both in the workplace and at home. It’s not telling people that work-life balance is important, but giving them practical tools they can apply every day to achieve success in multiple life areas”
Think Differently draws from years of research, experience and training. It pulls together Dr Amanda’s corporate background and organisational psychology knowledge, and mixes it with the deep skill set developed from extensive clinical work in bringing neuroplastic change.
Put simply, Dr Amanda is passionate about treatments and programs that work. Think Differently is built on gold standards and evidence based theoretical underpinnings. Easily customised to meet the needs of every business, these evidence-based workplace mental health and wellbeing programs reduce stigma, promote workplace wellbeing, build both personal and organisational and promote adaptive help seeking.
Think Differently is now being taught in early education, workplaces – in workshops and by popular demand, online, making it accessible to all.
Are you ready for change? Let me show you how.
Dr Amanda Mullin is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, and the Founder of Mindworx Psychology, an award-winning Clinical Psychology and Executive Coaching Practice based in Sydney, Australia. With a family of her own, a commitment to excellence, and her own set of hurdles to jump, Dr Amanda understands the challenges faced in avoiding burnout and the building of positive mental health.
In creating the popular “Think Differently” program, Amanda again demonstrates her big, fat, hairy, audacious goal to change lives for the better.