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About MindSpot

MindSpot is a free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. We provide assessment and treatment courses, or we can help you find local services that can help.

The MindSpot team comprises experienced and AHPRA-registered mental health professionals including psychologists, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists who are passionate about providing a free and effective service to people all over Australia. We have a dedicated IT team to ensure that this happens as securely and efficiently as possible.

MindSpot is based at Macquarie University, Sydney. We are funded by the Australian Government and contracted by the Department of Health as a regulated clinical service.

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Our Executive Team

Professor Nick Titov – Executive Director

Nick is an accomplished leader in the field of digital mental health. He has pioneered work in this field since 2006, and with Professor Blake Dear, has conducted more than 80 clinical trials of digital mental health treatments. Nick’s research and clinical work is focused on developing strategies for reducing barriers to psychological treatments.

Nick has developed and led several digital mental health clinics. He is the Founding Executive Director of MindSpot and PORTS (the Practitioner Online Referral and Treatment Service). His expertise is sought by international bodies, the Australian Government and NGOs.

Professor Blake Dear – Co-Director eCentreClinic

Recognised for his excellence in research, NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Blake Dear is a driving force at Macquarie University’s eCentreClinic.

Blake is involved in a broad range of research projects aimed at increasing access to effective psychological treatments and the quality of psychological care. He has a strong interest in the development and evaluation of transdiagnostic treatments for common mental health difficulties (e.g. anxiety, depression) and programs that support people with significant physical health conditions (e.g. chronic pain, kidney disease, epilepsy, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, endometriosis, gastrointestinal diseases and disorders).

Assoc. Professor Shane Cross – Director of Clinical Service Development

Shane is the Director of Clinical Service Development at MindSpot. He acts as product manager for the MindSpot Clinical Software Platform, and oversees the co-development and evaluation of innovative technology solutions aimed at improving service quality, accessibility, efficiency, and experience for MindSpot consumers, clinicians and referrers.

Shane a clinical psychologist and researcher with 20 years’ clinical experience across primary, secondary, and tertiary mental health service settings for both youth and adults. He has published numerous articles on person-centred service innovation and digital mental health.

Before joining MindSpot, Shane was the Director of Clinical and Service Implementation on Project Synergy (a large scale national digital mental health reform project) at the University of Sydney; and prior to that was a Clinical Director of Youth Mental Health at the Brain and Mind Centre (University of Sydney) which included two headspace services.

Rheza Tan – Clinic Director

Rheza heads up a team of more than 30 therapists at MindSpot’s clinic who provide telephone and online assessment and treatment services for Australian adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Rheza is a senior psychologist and experienced leader in mental health. He has worked across a broad range of health services and understands the complexities people face when seeking help. He has a keen professional interest in improving people’s access to evidence based mental health services, developing the clinical workforce and finding innovative ways to provide information and treatment for the community.

Casey Minissale – General Manager

Having held several director level positions in the university and government sectors, Casey brings extensive strategic advisory and business operations capability to the executive team. Her wide-ranging experience extends to the financial management of large, complex government grants.

Casey manages the development of projects and initiatives that improve the operational effectiveness of systems, policies and processes across MindSpot. She also oversees the daily operation of multiple departments; implementing improvements and efficiencies while ensuring the integrity of MindSpot services.

Joel Cunningham– Associate Director IT and Software Development

Joel has had over 20 year's experience in IT, getting his start as a developer before transitioning to leadership roles. He leads the development of digital products for MindSpot, governance and provision of IT services supporting our technical operations.

Joel specialises in scaling SaaS platforms, and managing the development and IT teams required to build and support them.