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ABOUT SWISS 8

ABOUT SWISS 8

OUR MISSION

To end the suicide crisis for all high risk demographics by giving scientifically-backed proactive mental health tools to the world, enabling individuals to create their own healthy, happy lives through the pursuit of purpose and human connection.

OUR STORY

Swiss 8 was founded in 2018 by former infantry section commander, Adrian Sutter. After losing his sister to cancer and leaving the military without any transition guidance, Adrian experienced  anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. With little to no support or education available at the time, Adrian spent 8 years riding the mental health rollercoaster, searching for answers and better ways to improve his mental health. 

Adrian watched many of his closest mates struggle through the same obstacles and suicidal ideation. Many taking their own lives. 

Through discussion with these mates and the subsequent surveys of post transition combat veterans, he realised that they were disconnected, lacking identity, purpose, and proactive mental health education. This is a symptom of our healthcare system being a reactive and pharmaceutically driven model.

Refusing to let his turbulent experiences dictate the rest of his life, Adrian decided to disrupt the decaying health care model, by creating a new way of life – tackling mental ill-health proactively.

OUR STORY

THE 8 PILLARS

The 8 Pillars have been proven to reduce anxiety and increase positive outlook in their own respective studies. Swiss 8 combines these principles into a holistic model and teaches our audience to incorporate them into a daily routine. The 8 Pillars are at the core of everything we do.

MOVEMENT

MOVEMENT

NUTRITION

NUTRITION

MINDFULNESS

MINDFULNESS

SLEEP

SLEEP

PERSONAL GROWTH

PERSONAL GROWTH

DISCIPLINE

DISCIPLINE

TRIBE

TRIBE

PURPOSE

PURPOSE

Building a routine around fitness, nutrition, sleep and mindfulness is what allowed me to maintain and improve my mental health when I left the military.

Now, thanks to this app, the entire Veteran community will have access to these life saving tools.

SHAUN KOBER

FORMER AUSTRALIAN ARMY SNIPER

FUNDING

Every dollar donated to Swiss 8 is committed to delivering, improving and expanding our tools, programs and courses. Our spending goes into world-class research, program development, digital technology building, educational content creation, and wages.

OUR IMPACT

Since our launch in 2018, we have reached millions of people with our campaigns, assisting to destigmatise mental health and create substantial social action.

We’ve been impacting thousands of lives through our mental health tools, and have received overwhelmingly positive responses from government, corporates, and organisations, but, most importantly, individuals whose lives have been changed by our work.

OUR IMPACT

MEET THE TEAM

Our team is made up of four legends. Two ex-service combat Veterans, a technology genius and a marketing specialist. What binds us together is our determination to end the suicide crisis, and help people achieve their most optimal performance in every aspect.

Adrian Sutter

Adrian Sutter

CEO & Founder

Adrian is devoted to being a positive agitator in the mental health space. Armed with over a decade of military experience and psychological research, Adrian’s deep understanding of holistic health coupled with his lived-experience makes him a powerful leader for change.
Anthony Meixner

Anthony Meixner

National Tribe President

Anthony aka Mex is a man of the people, and deeply cares about the wellbeing of others. With almost two decades of military service, Mex has witnessed many brothers spiral downhill from ill-mental health. Mex lives with integrity, honesty and grit and is determined to positively impact people's lives.
Ben Sutter

Ben Sutter

Chief Technology Officer

Ben is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in technology and business management. Ben understands the need for innovation in both the mental health and veteran space. His ability to problem solve and create frictionless user pathways is instrumental to the success of Swiss 8 products.

Our board of directors, advisors and ambassadors are a combination of ex-service combat Veterans, psychologists, PHD candidates, advocates, parliament members, health coaches, nutritionists, and athletes.

HELP US END THE SUICIDE CRISIS

HELP US END THE SUICIDE CRISIS

Over 3,000 deaths by suicide occur each year in Australia. Males are 3 to 4 times more likely to take their own life than females. Ex-serving males are around 24% more likely to die by suicide than Australian males.

Save a life today, make a tax-deductible donation.

Suicide statistics collected in February 2022 from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).