Recently described as someone who ‘puts the heart back into psychology’, Andrew Fuller is a clinical psychologist who specialises in the health and welfare of young people and their families. He has worked with schools and communities both nationally and internationally aiming to boost resilience.
Andrew has worked as a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI, the ABC on children’s television programs, is an Ambassador for Mind Matters and is a member of the National Coalition Against Bullying. He is also a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne.
Focussing on the concept of resilience, he helps schools create coherent and applicable framework sensitive to the developmental needs of both young people and their teachers. Andrew has also helped in the establishment of programs for the promotion of good mental health in schools, substance abuse prevention, reduction of violence and bullying, suicide prevention and assisting homeless youth.
As an author, he has written several books including ‘Tricky Kids’, ‘Guerilla Tactics for Teachers’, ‘Help Your Child Succeed at School’, ‘Raising Real People’, ‘From Surviving to Thriving’, ‘Work Smarter Not Harder’ and ‘Beating Bullies’. He has also co-authored a series of programs for the promotion of resilience and emotional intelligence titled ‘The Heart Masters’, which is used in over 3500 schools in Australia and Britain.
With continual involvement in counselling young people, Andrew Fuller holds current knowledge and information about mental health. His presentations are informative, educational and grounded ensuring every audience member feels equipped to handle mental health.