The conversation around mental health is changing. Communities and individuals need tangible and consolidated tools to create permanent cultural change. We’ve consolidated over eight years of research and on the ground grassroots field work to create a cutting-edge methodology of transformation that is easy for communities to champion and own beyond their relationship with our Foundation.
Our engagement process is human-centred and looks at the resources and talent already within the communities helping them facilitate and guide individuals to harness their true potential.
If we want to prevent mental health from being the biggest heath epidemic the word has ever seen, by 2020, individuals and communities need to understand their own power and responsibility in rewriting our cultural narratives.
We have worked with over 300 communities around Australia within Schools, Community Organisations, Government Departments and Corporate Organisations.
We work with corporations, communities and government agencies to shift the environment from disengagement to enthusiasm, cooperation and unification. Our approach is dynamic and tailored to each clients’ needs, derived from experience working with thousands of individuals and teams.
The Rite of Passage Framework is a sacred, and ancient transformation process that we’ve contextualised for our modern world. The conversation surrounding mental health is growing, and there is an emphasis on the importance of supporting the wellbeing of our communities. Awareness and conversation, need to also be guided by deeper understanding of how to actualise a shift in behaviour and cultural attitudes.
The Rite of Passage is defined by a permanent, and transformative change, rather than a transactional change that can become ‘token’, rather than profound for the communities embarking on a change journey.
Culture is a fragile and highly important concept to navigate, and it’s crucial that it is approached with high-levels of understanding and sensitivity.
1. Initial consultation and connection with your community
2. Working with you to identify and map the specific needs, and desired outcomes of the change process
3. Communication of the vision to broader team/community
4. Implementation and engagement of the process; specification of the implementation will be designed with the client (including touch points, evaluation periods, coaching/debriefing and creation of KPI’s)
5. Finalisation and Reporting
Does your community have a challenge you are facing and don’t know how to move bring about change? Are you seeing the detrimental impact mental health, stress and disconnection is having on your students, staff, or community?
We know that irrespective of what community you’re a part of, the humanity in us outweighs the variances and differences in our experience. For that reason, it’s important to highlight that our work aims to speak to the humanity in all of us. Here are some of our areas of focus, whether you’re a CORPORATION, SCHOOL, COUNCIL, NFP or otherwise, our KEY AREAS OF CHANGE apply to everyone.
It was such a privilege to have Nicole visit our community. She has absolutely left such an imprint on those who were lucky enough to soak up her wisdom. I cannot speak highly enough of this young woman, she has truly inspired myself, our workplace and our community.
Nicole Gibson wants to make a change; she is determined to make a real difference. Through her personal experience she understands exactly the change she needs to make. Nicole is able to carefully dissect situations and provide me with a myriad of answers that propels me into new areas of thinking, not just about mental health but about the human condition. I always walk away with my thoughts reeling – not often an individual has this effect on me. Knowing what Nicole has been through, and the application of her unique way of thinking, makes it obvious why she has been so successful in getting to where she is today.
I was so inspired listening to Nicole’s story. To realise that someone the same age as me had achieved so much made me believe that I too could reach my goals, and kick started me to be where I am today. Nicole speaks with such a high degree of passion, she makes you a part of her story, and feeds you her message. I feel so honoured to have been a part of Nicole’s audience, and often share her incredible words with others I meet.
Nicole was absolutely unwilling to accept the status quo. Unwilling to accept ‘that’s just the way things are’. She was going to change it. She embodies unstoppable. I felt my cynicism dissipating and my own passions fire up in the presence of her love and compassion for humanity, and her grab-your-sword warrior-hood for people having a voice and loving their lives. I’ll have what she’s having. Wow!
I’m not sure how to start this but I’ll just start with saying thank you. Today was the first day where I realised that I can consciously control my thinking, and isn’t that a crazy thought? Seeing you as a living, breathing example of someone who went out and accomplished dreams that were deemed ‘unrealistic’ is truly refreshing. Your talk was so riveting I did a little dance after – I am this able bodied human with so much potential! I have limbs! And a brain! And I am aware! And I can do things with these limbs and this brain and actually accomplish things and change self-sabotaging thinking. I was so inspired and moved, as if something actually dislodged itself inside me, and that is a sacred, sacred feeling – to think I can really be the best version of myself is a little scary but motivating.
Being in the same room as Nicole Gibson was being in the presence of a Big Bang. Not only the room, but the world seemed bigger and continued to grow bigger around her. The rawness and realness of this misleadingly petite woman was a bombshell. Shocking because it’s so rare!
Your talk moved people to tears. There was a shift in my thinking after your presentation. Your inspirational words woke up the entire room to how our current response to mental illness is not working. What I took home was the current system needs tweaking. Every mental health worker should have training from you to see the illness for what it is; no stigma, just love.
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