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A century of history. A vision for the future.

We’re here for you no matter what you’re experiencing.

We’re 100% dedicated to you

Working alongside you, we’re 100% dedicated to providing specialist mental health services which improve the lifelong mental health of children, young people and adults – and help people with complex needs live better. We’ll set you on a path to find your motivation, resilience, and ultimately, your strength.

Although Stride began simply as a way to help people find a place to live and work, we’re now leaders in early intervention and are currently working to expand our range of specialist services.

That’s meant our brand has evolved too. We’ve recently changed our name from Aftercare to Stride. This reflects our focus on both the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions – building on the work we do with families and communities to roll out more evidence-based services across Australia.

Stride’s story began with one person who cared enough to act

See how Emily Paterson changed the face of mental health in Australia with Aftercare back in 1907, and what’s happened since.

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Helping people have a better day

Read more about our mental health mission, as well as the impact we’ve had so far.


Meet the leadership team shaping Stride

Our people bring unique skills and experience to every mental health challenge.

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Ideas backed by evidence

Read our thought leadership articles to learn of recent developments in mental health care.

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The year in review

Discover what we’ve achieved over the past years and our plans for the future in our annual reports.

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Turning a new page for mental health

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ve probably noticed a few changes to our brand. Here’s why we’ve decided it’s time for something different.

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