White Cloud Foundation (WCF) is a Queensland-based not-for-profit organisation founded in 2011 by Professor Adam Scott. Its mission is to provide practical support, easy access to treatment, and early intervention programs for people living with or at risk of developing depression and anxiety in its many forms.
Professor Scott particularly recognised there was a significant gap in mental health services in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia. He saw this first-hand when touring regional Queensland to establish his Tele-Cardiac Investigations program.
With this in mind, he developed a Tele-Mental Health solution called STRATUS which is based on the principles and operating model which have made the Tele-Cardiac Investigations program a resounding success.
WCF has also developed and implemented other programs, including the Australia-first Meals for Mums which provides practical support for mothers at risk of or struggling with perinatal depression.
Our Founder & Chair
Professor Adam Scott is a Cardiac Scientist who is recognised as one of the Founding Fathers of modern tele-health in Australia. He has unrivalled qualifications and experience in the field.
He developed a world-first Tele-Cardiac Investigations program which is now operating in 19 hospitals and medical facilities across Queensland.
This program has delivered significant improvements in diagnosis and treatment times for patients with cardiovascular disease.
The program has won international awards and was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2020
Now that Professor Scott has taken care of our hearts, he aims to look after our minds.