The Lift Project is an evidence-based wellbeing program that uniquely brings together scientifically-proven strategies drawn from research in the fields of Neuroscience, Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology.

Presented by internationally recognised wellbeing expert, Dr Darren Morton, The Lift Project experientially explores 10 wellbeing-enhancing topics over 10 weeks (with an emphasis on mental wellbeing) that are designed to lift individuals, groups and organisations.

The Lift Project is delivered through an online learning platform, with your nominated group leader as facilitator.

“I’ve seen such a difference in the positive attitudes of Lee Health employees taking the course.

The Lift Project is a truly simple but highly effective approach to behavioral changes

that will benefit anyone at any age. It’s a game-changer.”

Cheryl Schlichte, Healthy Lee Project Manager

“Dr Darren Morton has a unique ability to make science simple.”

Dr Liana Lianov, former President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

“clinically significant reductions in depression, anxiety and stress”

American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

“significant improvements in overall mental health and vitality”

TEACH Journal

“Dr Darren Morton is one of the world’s leading educators in Lifestyle Medicine.”

Dr Hamish Meldrum, President, Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.


Presented in an easily understandable manner, The Lift Project draws together the findings from over 300 studies in Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Lifestyle Medicine. The effectiveness of The Lift Project has been investigated in several studies with the findings presented at academic conferences and published and in peer-reviewed journals.1,2 A randomised controlled trial involving approximately 400 participants has shown significant reductions in depression, anxiety and stress, and significant improvements in vitality and life satisfaction (see figures below).3


It’s easy to see that prioritising mental health and wellbeing will not only improve your bottom line, it will also help you to attract (and keep) top talent. 


The goal of The Lift Project is to lift 10 million lives. As a profit-for-purpose enterprise, we are committed to lifting those who participate in the Project and to donating profits to initiatives that support human health, happiness and hope around the globe.

The Lift Project wants to help your organisation give more. We are committed to giving back $25 for each person on your team who completes the program – for your organisation to donate to a charity of your choice – and you get all the credit!

The lessons in The Lift Project are delivered through a comprehensive online platform.
Lessons explore the science underpinning the wellbeing-enhancing properties of topics including: speaking positively, being physically active, expressing gratitude and hope, eating healthy, nurturing relationships, immersing in natural environments, resting well, and serving.


You can choose your own self-paced educational adventure with The Lift Project, but the most popular approach is to take one lesson each week over 10 weeks. The Lift Project is ideally undertaken in a group setting – which makes it perfect for your workplace!

We provide you with individual access to an online learning platform, for deeper engagement; and encourage you to combine this with a weekly group meeting where you can share, encourage, and motivate each other.

Each lesson takes about 30 minutes to complete; and while you determine the timeframe that suits your team best, we find most weekly group meeting run for about an hour.


Lesson 1: Your Limbo is listening.

Say hello to your ‘Limbo’ (the nickname for your Limbic System), which is your ’emotional brain’ also in charge of motivation, memory and many automatic bodily processes. Learn why how you speak to yourself and others influences how you feel and how you can increase your speech positivity ratio.

Lesson 2: Motion creates emotion.

You have millions of nerves distributed throughout your body called ‘proprioceptors’ that tell your Limbo how you are moving. Learn how to give your Limbo a lift by moving dynamically!

Lesson 3: Blue and green should often be seen.

What’s so great about the great outdoors? In this lesson discover why it is so uplifting to get outside where the light is right.

Lesson 4: Together feels better.

Happiness is socially contagious. Find out why in this lesson and what you can do about it. 

Lesson 5: Feelings follow your focus.

Want to discover a simple technique for boosting your emotional wellbeing for the next 6 months? Learn how in this lesson as you discover ways to look to the positive in the past, present and future. 

Lesson 6: Food feeds your mood.

One of the most fascinating areas of current medical research has lead to the discovery that your gut is your ‘second brain’. If you want to be happy, you need a happy gut and in this lesson you discover the magic ingredient for making it so.   

Lesson 7: Rest to feel your best.

Most people are sleep deprived and are suffering for it. In this lesson learn the cure for the three sleep-stealing culprits of our time. 

Lesson 8: Stress less.

Do you need to turn down the heat and open the valves on stress? Learn how in this lesson as well as what might be the most powerful and profound way to establish work-life balance.

Lesson 9: Giving is living.

You have a unique contribution to make, and doing it can fill your life in every way. Discover how in this lesson.

Lesson 10: What does it take to flourish?

There are five things you need in life to flourish. Discover what they are in this lesson. Do all five to thrive.


The Lift Project was developed by Australian-based Dr Darren Morton (PhD, FASLM), who is an internationally recognised wellbeing expert with special expertise in Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Morton is an award-winning educator and researcher and has developed wellbeing programs that are used in over 10 countries ( Darren is an Associate Professor and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine & Health Research Centre at Avondale University College.

Booking a presentation with Dr Darren Morton is a great way to motivate and inspire your group before starting The Lift Project. Darren has presented to hundreds of receptive audiences around the world! We understand it’s difficult to host live presentations in the current climate, so we’re pleased to be able to offer your company an online presentation at a reduced price. We know you’ll have fun, learn something new, and be inspired to get started!

Creator of The Lift Project.
Internationally recognised Lifestyle Medicine expert,
Dr Darren Morton


Creator of The Lift Project.
Internationally recognised Lifestyle Medicine expert.



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