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Our Wellbeing and Resilience Centre

Building a State of Wellbeing

The vision of our Wellbeing and Resilience Centre is to build South Australia into the State of Wellbeing. Led by Director Gabrielle Kelly, the Centre is focused on measuring wellbeing and building resilience on a society-wide scale.

Based on the work done by Professor Martin Seligman in the field of Positive Psychology, the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre has built its work around the PERMA+ model.


Professor Seligman's PERMA model involves:

  • positive emotion
  • engagement
  • relationships
  • meaning
  • accomplishment

The '+' aspect of PERMA+ acknowledges that additional elements contribute to our wellbeing:

  • optimism
  • physical activity
  • nutrition
  • sleep

Our Wellbeing and Resilience Centre team work with young adults from disadvantaged backgrouds, the corrections system, schools, community groups, and commercial organisations who are committed to measuring and developing resilience.

The team at the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre are determined to improve the mental health of our entire community.

You can't miss us

North Terrace
Adelaide 5000
South Australia

Postal address

PO Box 11060
Adelaide 5001
South Australia


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SAHMRI is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people.

The SAHMRI community acknowledges and pays respect to the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region. We also acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and the relationship of the Kaurna people to their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna peoples' ancestors and the living Kaurna people today.