WHY | HOW | WHAT
We want to Change the Meaning of Mental Health so that its more relevant and empowering
We encourage people to think
of their Mental Fitness
like they do their Physical Fitness
We design and make stylish tools that inspire people to be pro-active about their Mental Fitness
Why Mental Fitness?
Everyone knows someone affected by mental ill-health, whether it’s out in the open or not. Yet mental health has a PR problem. The way we are approaching mental health isn’t making us more resilient and capable of thriving in our fast-changing and complex world. And we are leaving people behind who haven’t come across the mental health awareness message in a relevant way.Read More
What does Changing the Meaning of Mental Health mean?
That why we believe in Mental Fitness.
Resilience Agenda was founded in 2016 by Melbourne native Hadleigh Fischer to inspire people to take a more pro-active approach to the way they think about Mental Health.Read More
Growing up in a family affected by mental ill-health, Hadleigh, like most people at the time had internalised the stigma and shame associated with mental ill-health. Initially embarrassed to share and open up, he went on a journey of learning and discovery and decided that making a difference in the way people think about mental health was to become his life’s mission.
Hadleigh became fascinated by how we can pro-actively maintain our mental health when we are well, knowing the right strategies for effective early-intervention when we do start to struggle and finding ways to inspire the people around him to share his passion for positive Mental Health. And the idea of Mental Fitness was born.
Inspired by the tools of positive psychology yet discouraged by its inaccessible language and lack of relevance to many people, Hadleigh decided to start a movement dedicated to positive, pro-active and preventative Mental Health strategies using the metaphor of Mental Fitness.
Three years later and with more than 10,000 Resilience Agenda Diaries sold, Resilience Agenda is not only Changing the Meaning of Mental Health, but also changing the way brands and products promote mental health awareness.