Stride

Stride
Stride

A name that’s not an afterthought

Despite being Australia’s oldest mental health provider, Aftercare felt invisible in the sector. Even at industry conferences, people were puzzled by the name. Funeral service? Childcare? Post-hospital suicide prevention?

Getting upstream of the issue

While Aftercare began as a way to help people leaving hospital find a place to live and work, these days it supports people from the start of their mental health journey. While not a bad name in itself, the word ‘Aftercare’ had become misleading.

A rebrand was in order – but there were a few caveats. Our brief was to create something short and punchy that felt positive, but not too cheerful. Here we agreed to avoid options that oversimplified or trivialised the serious nature of what Aftercare do.

In their stride

Now known as Stride, the organisation has a name that’s not only fresh and distinctive – but more fitting of an organisation that’s shifted its strategy to prevention.

Epilogue

‘Stride’ is to move forward with purpose. It’s a word that carries a sense of confidence, hope and even adventure. And it recognises that mental wellbeing is not a destination you reach – it’s a promise to keep going. Even if that’s just one step at a time.

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Clients

  • AAMI
  • AGL
  • AMP
  • Apia
  • Aussie Home Loans
  • Australia Post
  • AustralianSuper
  • Australian Unity
  • Australian Red Cross - Lifeblood
  • Barangaroo
  • Barker College
  • Beyond Blue
  • Bingle
  • Business Events Sydney
  • Business Australia
  • BUPA
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • Carsales Group
  • CBRE
  • Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ
  • Chorus
  • Chunky Move
  • Clayton Utz
  • Coles Group
  • Costa
  • CPA Australia
  • Equifax
  • Everlight Radiology
  • Federation University
  • Foxtel
  • Frensham Schools
  • Frucor Beverages
  • Five Senses Education
  • Genesis
  • GIO
  • Gympie Regional Council
  • Harrison.ai
  • Harrison Grierson
  • Hassell
  • Hello Fresh
  • hipages
  • Hoot Holidays
  • HOYTS
  • Hundredweight
  • Hyundai
  • Illawarra Retirement Trust
  • ISPT
  • JBWere
  • Jetstar
  • Kelato Animal Health
  • Kiwibank
  • Kiwiwealth
  • Koala Life
  • KPMG
  • Launch Vic
  • Liberty Specialty Markets
  • Lotterywest
  • Life Without Barriers
  • MARCS
  • MLC
  • MLC Life Insurance
  • Monash University
  • NAB
  • National Library of Australia
  • Network Ten
  • Newgate Communications
  • Nova Group
  • NRMA
  • NUFARM
  • Officeworks
  • Optus
  • Origin Energy
  • Peoplecare
  • Pepperstone
  • PEXA
  • Phillips
  • Plant & Food Research
  • PSMA
  • Public Works Advisory
  • Qantas
  • QSuper
  • RACV
  • Ray White
  • RACGP
  • Reach Out
  • Rest Super
  • Rufus & Coco
  • Sekisui House
  • Simm Design
  • Stride
  • South East Water
  • South 32
  • Studio Ongarato
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Staging Connections
  • Stockland
  • Suncorp
  • Telstra
  • Townsville Hospital Foundation
  • Transurban
  • UBank
  • UnitingCare Queensland
  • University of Leicester
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Wollongong
  • Urbis
  • Valiant Finance
  • Vanguard
  • Virgin Australia
  • VMIA
  • Vodafone
  • Westpac NZ
  • Wotherspoon

Things we do

  • Brand voice (personality) traits
  • Brand VoiceMap
  • Brand voice rules
  • Brand voice workshops
  • Brand voice guidelines
  • Brand narrative
  • Brand messaging
  • Vision statements
  • Brand strategy
  • Creative copywriting
  • Scriptwriting
  • eDM and DMs
  • Website and social media content
  • Spoken word and contact centre scripting
  • Chatbots and AI scripting
  • Branded collateral
  • Internal communications
  • White papers and annual reviews
  • Rebranding and renaming
  • Internal brand architecture naming
  • New business naming
  • Naming facilitation workshops
  • Stakeholder management and engagement
  • Brand voice training
  • Tailored writing workshops
  • Writing exercise
  • Writing examples
  • Writing tips & tricks