Our Story

We are experienced mental health clinicians, working in complex, high-risk and challenging contexts, in both private practice and in public mental health. We have over 50 years combined experience working in the mental health and health services industries. In 2014 we formed ‘Our Curious Minds’.

We are passionate about providing practical and relevant consultation and training services and we have established a reputation for quality, relevance and reliability. Our training programs are evidence-based, informed by client centred, trauma informed values.

Our training and consultancy covers a range of service sectors including:

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Alcohol & Other Drug

Court Support Services

Forensic Mental Health

Legal Practitioners

Financial Counselling


Social Welfare

Child and Family Support Agencies

Human Services

Brett Bridges

Brett is a practising mental health clinician, mental health consultant, educator and therapist. His extensive experience includes the specialist fields of personality disorder, acute mental health, complex care, forensic mental health, alcohol and other drugs, intellectual disability and corrections. He has previously held senior clinical roles at Spectrum (Personality Disorders Service for Victoria) and Forensicare (Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health).

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Andrew Carroll

Andrew is a forensic psychiatrist who has worked in public mental health for over 25 years in both Australia and the UK. He has extensive experience working in both clinical and managerial roles in a range of forensic and general mental health services. He worked for 6 years on a rehabilitation unit at the high secure Thomas Embling Hospital in Melbourne, where he was able to make major improvements to clinical practice and governance.

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Organisations we have supported


Department of Justice (Victoria)



Launch Housing

Judicial College of Victoria

Eastern Health


Financial Counsellors Victoria

Uniting Care


Alfred Health

Sacred Heart Mission

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

IPC Health

Werribee Mercy Mental Health

Anytown, Queensland

South West Mental Health Service (WA)

Mental Health Concern (U.K.)

Health Ability