Our collaborators


Emerging Minds is committed to working in partnership with child and family partners and professionals, across Australia. The expertise and experiences of a wide range of individuals has been vital in helping us produce content which helps you to support children’s mental health. The list below does not include the thousands of people across Australia who have so generously supported our content, and we would like to thank all of you. This list acknowledges those child and family partners and professionals who have worked intensively with us on reference and consultation groups whose advice has been central in producing our e-learning courses and other content.

Emerging Minds would like to specifically acknowledge the generosity and wisdom of our National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultancy, and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family partners who have provided vital direction regarding our cultural resource development practices.


Child and Family Partners List

Emerging Minds is committed to enabling the voices of children and families with experiences of adversity and resilience to shape and contribute to our work. Emerging Minds refers to these relationships and processes as Child and Family Partnerships. For Emerging Minds, working with child and family partners brings unique richness and value to our work. It adds a dimension that cannot be acquired any other way. Emerging Minds conceives child and family partners to provide unique and important perspectives (experience-based knowledge or evidence) which are valuable in terms of enhancing the quality of the products and outcomes for children and families, as well as the overall strategy and direction of the organisation. Many of these partners are named below, and some have chosen not to be named. We thank them all.

A. E. Lovell
Alexandra Illic Athanasiadis
Amanda Walsh
Amelia Hawkins
Ann Weston
April Harrison
Bronwen Hocking
Cecelia Kluge
Claire Capel-Stanley
Colleen Simpson
Colleen Sincock
Debbie Ross
Denna Healey
Emiko Artemis
Felicity Kime
Fred Ford
Gabriella Mirabito
Heidi Anderson
Jaisen Mahne
Jane Grace
Jane Tate
Jess Brian
Jess Collins-Roe
Jodie Hinton
John Clark
Kate Miller
Kerry Hawkins
Kham Sirimanotham
Laura Pettenuzzo
Lauren Sheree
Lisa Porter
Aunty Louise Rankine
Louise Salmon
Margaret Cook
Mathew Ross
Melissa Styles
Melissa Webb
Natalie Giles
Rachael Dean
Rachel Harrison
Sally Cassidy
Sarah Cooper
Stuart Weston
Tallulah Mckenzie
Tina Thurtel
Tracey Boyden
Trent Katelas
Wisteria Bridge

We also acknowledge the numerous children who participated in the ‘Child’s Voice’ workshops, who shared their ideas, creativity and lived experience.


Practice consultants

Emerging Minds continues to develop a high volume of content which supports our child mental health learning pathway for many sectors and professions. We thank the following professionals for their intensive support of our resources:

Carol Michie
Karla Heath
Nancy Jeffrey
Sue-Anne Hunter
Tania Sansbury
Robin Wright
Lou Turner
Bill Wilson
Tina Quitadamo
Diana Murphy
Justin Grant
Harley Hall
Craig Rigney
Ros Richards
Judith Lovegrove
Shane Maddocks
Jo Thitchener
Fiona Endacott
Jenaya Scmid
Hunter Scmid
Ruth Tulloch
Allanah Eyles
Catherine Chamberlain
Dr. Caroline Atkinson
Charlotte Taylor
Elizabeth Close
Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson
Margaret Hayes
Elizabeth Stubbs
Felix Kerry
Shirley Young
Brenton Wilson
Meri Daniels
Dr  Michaela Baulderstone
Dr Andrew Leech
Dr  Aaron Chambers
Dr  Cathy Andronis
Dr James Best
Dr Jill Gordon
Dr  Kathryn Lim
Dr Libby Hindmarsh
Dr  Matthew Ruhl
Dr  May Su
Dr Penny Burns
Dr Sandra Marshall
Dr Monica Ball
Dr Prof Geoff Mitchell
Dr Sandra Marshall
Dr Susie Cann
Lisa Hofman
Julie Fleet
Amye Eden
Christine Watson
Suzie Hudson
Sally Field
Michael White
Sam Raven
Mel Shee
Kendall Brilleman
Ann Fisk
Carol Gannon
Kerrie Laidlaw
Susan Williamson
Caitlin Maginnis
Zakiyyah Muhammad
Monya Murch
Professor Sarah Wendt
Megan Hughes
Philip Martin
Jo Allen
Dr Aerinn Morgan
Lisa Johnson
Carolyn Markey
Dr Jamie Lee
Mthobeli Ngcanga
Nellie Anderson
Clare Klapdor
Sally McLaren
Annette Flanagan
Liz Lodge
David Tully
Jonathon Main
Julio Alejo
Liz Gordon
Pam Rycroft
Dr Camilla Bastian
Dr Priscilla Dunk-West
Mia Miranda
Dr Jackie Amos
Kate Headley
Melinda Vardanega
Jessica Warren
Sarah Seekamp
Robyn Skilbeck
Claire Simmons
Hong Le

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