about mindshift.

The facts.

We live in a world where there is an epidemic of low self-worth.

This can be caused by a myriad of issues such as childhood trauma, negative environments at school and work, cyberbullying, and many other relationship and situational issues as we get older.

Low self-worth adversely affects the way you feel about yourself, your mental and emotional wellbeing, and it impacts the quality of experiences you have in your life.

Why did we start the foundation?

Apart from what it is we do, this is probably the most common question we are asked.

Sadly, and despite the affluence of our society in Australia, low self-worth affects most of us at some point in our lives.

Unchecked, low self-worth may lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, and sadly, even more tragic results. The causes of low self-worth are varied but can frequently be traced back to traumatic life events, or dysfunctional early years.

A healthy society minimises the stress on social and community services. It is our perspective that with healthy self-worth, an individual is more likely to have better coping skills, greater resilience and the ability to maintain long-term positive mental health.

We want to support people on this journey.

We want people to be aware of the importance of healthy self-worth and so we’ve developed the tools and resources to help any person, whether they be young or old, to take action and safeguard their sense of self.

Our Mission.

To help individuals, families, communities and workplaces recognise the importance of self-worth, to encourage preventative mental health intervention, and to offer support to the community through awareness campaigns, resources and public discussions.

Our Vision.

That positive self-worth and healthy wellbeing can be achieved by any person of any age and from any background.

Who we are.

Led by our Founder and CEO Elizabeth Venzin, we are small but passionate group of industry leaders who donate our time and expertise with unrelenting dedication to promoting the importance of positive mental health.

How we do this.

  • Raising awareness through our targeted campaign
  • Information brochures in schools, GP surgeries and workplaces
  • School visits by MindShift Ambassadors to raise awareness on issues such as bullying and body image
  • Providing online information and resources on issues relating to self-worth and preventative mental health
  • Providing online information and resources on issues relating to self-worth and preventative mental health etc.
  • Academic collaboration with QUT including wide-ranging self-worth and preventative mental health surveys
  • Corporate events to discuss mental health implementation improvements in the greater community
  • Lobbying government and media about the importance of preventative mental health.

Online Resources.

Our online resources offer information on a diverse range of topics that are affected by self-worth. Educational information to support schools, universities and other educational providers is also available to complement and support the various state curricula.

We are always updating and adding to our resources, so check in regularly.

Awareness Campaigns.

Our Glass Half Full Campaign is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance and benefits in believing in yourself and accentuating the positive in life. Fill out a Glass Half Full Pledge today and promise yourself a better tomorrow.

Mind Shift to a Better Place aims to raise individual awareness of how low self-worth affects mental health by offering information brochures available in GP reception rooms, schools and workplaces. It encourages recognising the symptoms of low self-worth and asking for help.

The Schools Ambassadors Project encourages leaders in their chosen industry to visit their alma mater and speak to the students about the role that self-worth has played in determining life and career choices. While success stories are always welcome, we know that it can come with a price. Those lessons are often invaluable to high school students.

All our campaigns have the same long term goal – to minimise the effects of low self-worth, help individuals make positive life choices, and offer resources and information on how to develop and maintain healthy self-worth. We are always looking for additional Schools Ambassadors so if you’re interested please contact us.

Please check our Facebook page The MindShift Foundation for further details and updates on our campaigns.