Three inspirational Aussies have left their day jobs to make a difference. They’ll devote their unique skills – and the next year of their lives – to charity, to help improve the health and wellbeing of other Australians.
Annabelle Sims, Tanya Hanaee and Ed Morgan will spend the next twelve months working for the McGrath Foundation, the Fred Hollows Foundation, and Smiling Mind.
With the help of Vodafone Foundation’s World of Difference, they’ll receive a salary from their chosen charity of $70,000, plus $15,000 to help cover the costs of doing their good deeds – and more good karma than they’ll know what to do with.
Ed will work with Smiling Mind to improve the mental wellbeing of Australians. Smiling Mind provides free web and app-based programs to help young people manage stress, anxiety and resilience.
Ed took part in a Smiling Mind corporate program in his role with IBM, and was inspired to help other Aussies overcome mental barriers.
First, Ed will raise money to develop an Android version of the Smiling Mind app. He’ll then use his skills as an IT Service Delivery Manager to build and launch it. He’ll also expand Smiling Mind’s corporate program, which provides tailored Mindfulness Meditation programs specific to the modern working environment, focusing on building concentration, boosting productivity and supporting healthy minds.
Get to know Ed and keep up to date with his achievements at the Vodafone Foundation blog page.
Here’s how you can get involved in helping Ed and Smiling Mind:
Visit smilingmind.com.au to find out more