Our Mission: To Demystify Mental Health



Madeleine Fabian previously worked in disability, homelessness and youth services and in the mental health sector before founding Meeting Minds Training in 2016 as a way to better answer the needs of schools and organisations that she didn’t have the capacity to respond to as part of her day job. It quickly became a full time gig.

Madeleine is passionate about helping workplaces, community services and high schools to be places that support mental health and wellbeing.

She is a Master Mental Health First Aid Instructor and is currently a member of the Board of Mental Health Carers NSW and of the Assessment Committee of the Australian Health Promotion Association. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology & Social Policy), a Master of Development Studies (Community Development) and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. Email Madeleine at hello@meetingminds.net

Engaging, friendly, warm, personable, knowledgeable
— Course Participant
Human, approachable, professional, humble
— Client
Very knowledgeable, welcoming and genuine
— Course Participant

We work on the principles of...

  • Collaboration - We believe that working together produces the best results and we are committed to doing our part.

  • Evidence - We don't give personal opinions. We facilitate access to skills and resources with a basis in evidence.

  • Inclusivity - Everyone and every place is different. We tailor our services to specific needs and to reflect diversity wherever possible.

  • Recovery - We maintain an attitude of optimism, hope, and respect for the abilities and contributions of people experiencing mental illness.

  • Purpose Over Profit - Health outcomes are our priority. We will refer you to other services if we believe that they better meet your needs.

We are proud to have worked with...


Your dedication, intellect and ability to achieve high quality work in tight time frames has been impressive.
— Client
Super encouraging and warm... maintained the balance between a positive and fun environment and one where serious issues were discussed respectfully. Maintained a sensitive approach and was inclusive and supportive.
— Course Participant
thank you so much for going above and beyond with the time, thought and energy you have invested into this very worthwhile program.
— Client
Thank you for being so informative, warm and helpful... Always bringing everyone together in conversation and ideas.
— Course Participant
You have helped to capture and communicate the program’s achievements and areas of development to allow the next year of work to progress in good stead.
— Client
communicated clearly, engaged with our school-specific discussions, approached all questions by using her expert knowledge/experience and was receptive to our needs as a school group.
— Course Participant
…Knowledgeable, patient, and sensitive to learners’ needs. She was able to hold the space phenomenally well, and truly cared about the topic and the students. She went above and beyond what I expected, and has truly set the bar for effective and respectful facilitation.
— Course Participant

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