Welcome to The 'KND Lab, our cozy corner in the Australian social and health science world. Since we're a health promotion charity working at scale to reduce youth mental illness-related fatalities, we did the responsible thing and heavily integrated research and development into our business model.
Both our signature school incursion and digital mental health first aid program are backed by our board of mental health experts (below) and the Institute of Social Science Research at a major Queensland university.
We get to take The 'KND Lab on the road whenever we visit a school for an incursion or host a community event, meaning young people get to experience the 'KND lab too, and contribute directly to our ongoing research and development.
Milly Bannister is the Founder and CEO of ALLKND, (including programs GRLKND and Brain Pilot), a health promotion charity connecting youth to mental health literacy.
She's somewhat of a communications expert and a virtual BFF to a 160k+ community, backed by a BA in Journalism+Media/Comms, a Diploma in Positive Psychology and certification in Human Research and Suicide Prevention.
She's currently an ambassador for Modibodi, Ella Bache, MG Motors and has worked with the likes of BMW, Sony, Olay, Amazon and Google. Likes to toot her own horn doesn't she? Beep beep! Sheesh.
Founder + CEO
Amy Kate is the director and principal psychologist at The Mindful Collective, advocating for the use of mindfulness and compassion (including other wonderful stress-management techniques) and making them beautiful, accessible and relatable.
Amy is an educational and developmental psychologist - MPsych (Ed & Dev) with a BPsych(Hons)/ FAPS/ MAAPi. She's also a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor and a University of Queensland Adjunct Lecturer.
Evie is the self-appointed Queen of Self-Care, and also a trained and accredited Therapy Dog with TDA. The grl loves a snack and always looks forward to interrupting/napping during our meetings.
Belinda-Jane Dolan is the CEO of Clariti Group, a global corporate wellness and happiness company, "Creating the Happiest Workplaces in the World. Belinda is the of Director of Quantum Leaps Peak Performance Company in London and sits on a number of Boards and Committees in Australia and overseas.
She is currently completing her Ph.D. in the area of Peak Performance and Happiness in the Workplace. The author of the Chief Happiness Book. Belinda also holds a Masters in Education and Post Graduate Qualifications in Leadership and Education.
She is an extreme athlete climbing the 7 Highest Summits along with the North and South Pole on a mission to raise awareness and support for a number of not for profits and to prove that anything is possible we simply have to dream big, aim high and never give up.
Emma is a previous Branch Manager and now Workplace Mental Health Trainer for Novaskill in NSW.
Through her passion and initiatives for mental health, her meticulous organisational skills and ability to connect with others, she was named a finalist in WHS Champion of the year at the Hunter Safety Awards and is also an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor through Mental Health First Aid Australia.