Dan Schmidt


Dan is an Australian mental health worker and a father to three young children. 

Working in the social work field for over a decade, Dan’s passion for community mental health has driven his research and work.

Dan specializes in:

  • Community Engagement
  • Parenting
  • Early Psychosis

This has led to the development and implementation of nation-wide mental health and wellbeing initiatives across correctional services, emergency responders, adolescents, parents, the LGBTQIA+ community, and the South Australian Mental Health Commission.

Currently, Dan has been researching the long-term mental health impacts of COVID-19 as well as supporting the long-term wellbeing of communities affected by the 2019/2020 Australian Bushfires.

Dan has continued to develop his skills to build community-wide mental health and wellbeing in innovative ways. His credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Maj. Human Services & Psychology)
  • Accredited Community Engagement specialist
  • Certified in Mental Health First Aid
  • International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Certification
  • Graduate Certificate Digital Marketing
  • Regular guest lecturer at the University of South Australia and Adelaide University
  • Awarded South Australian Emerging Historian of the Year 2018

You can find Dan on Twitter, where he discusses parenting, mental health, and ska music.