spur: has become Mettlesome. Welcome to our new home.
for good

Mettlesome is a design studio turned ventures lab, with non-profit heritage.

We develop & build products to address big social problems, in partnership with good organisations.

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Dala Health

Dala is the worlds most personable mental wellbeing app, helping you to understand yourself, your emotions and how to build the skills for a better experience of life. Dala uses the deep learning capabilities of artificial intelligence to provide truly meaningful support to you. Using psychologically backed resources and AI allows Dala to provide tailored responses to best aid your wellbeing. Born from our early, global, non-profit prototype, and in partnership with Josephmark.

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Museum of Sticks & Stones

How do we build a more human internet? The Museum of Sticks & Stones (MoSS) is our flagship non-profit venture, designed to delve into the hate that exists within all of us and build tools, resources, and platforms to find more common ground and empathy. Initially funded by a $1.4m grant from Google.org, MoSS is a long term effort including world first research, framework development, digital tools, events, and the development of a world-first art and history centre dedicated to understanding and reducing hate.

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Our mission at Mettlesome is to tackle the world's gnarliest social problems with innovative and
human-centred solutions,
leaving no stone unturned and no person behind. Fuelled by our curiosity, passion, and commitment to challenging the status quo, we partner with like-minded organisations to create meaningful
positive change.

Work with others

GiveOUT · Donor Engagement

Building better stakeholder engagement for Australia's leading LGBTIQ+ fundraising charity

WWF · Impact metrics

Developing impact metrics for Earth Hour

YouTube · Impact Measurement Training

Measuring impact with YouTube Creators for Change

TMR · Human-Centred Design

Uplifting government capability in Human Centred Design

The Common Good · Donor engagement

Increasing donor engagement for medical research

spur·org · STFU

Reshaping the language around men's mental health

spur·org · #OLDMATE

Creating intergenerational friendships to reduce social isolation

spur·org · How is the World Feeling?

The world's largest real-time mental health survey

spur·org · FUN

Learning vulnerability at the pub

Roses in the Ocean · Alternatives to ED

Co-Designing alternatives to emergency departments

Q Shelter · Theory of Change

Understanding the impact of Queensland’s peak body for the housing and homelessness sector

MATES · Wellsaid

Pivoting from brand strategy to full digital platform for mental health

Mansfield · 2040 Community Vision and Deliberative Engagement Framework

Co-designing a 20 year vision with community

Anglicare · Foster Care Strategy

Re-imagining foster care, for a whole new cohort of carers

Fairer Victoria · Approach to outcomes framework

Evaluating progress towards LGBTIQ+ outcomes in Victoria

Domestic Violence Charity · Philanthropic Strategy

Helping to prevent domestic violence through better application of funds

BDO Australia · Values

Bringing unity to a national organisation through shared values

Giving new life to a once-in-a-generation study

An identity to last, for a generation of change

BDO Australia · Wellbeing Strategy

Co-designing a national mental wellbeing strategy

Department of Communities · Outcomes assessment

Assessing the social change outcomes of peak bodies

Chameleon House · Fundraising Strategy

Innovating fundraising strategies for youth homelessness

Be · Dovetail

Connecting elders through co-designed tech

123+ · Decriminalising Homosexuality Worldwide

Reducing the number of countries that criminalise homosexuality


Celebrating Trisha's win at the BJCC awards!

Starting a research partnership with QUT on our wellbeing tech

Launching our new name - Mettlesome.

Partnering with ARC's Centre of Excellence of Digital Child

Polishing off a portion of The Parley's premiere podcast

Celebrating our CEO's 40 Under 40 win! Straight to the pool room!

Speaking at Forward Fest on the Sunny Coast, about collaborative innovation

Scoping out old Brisbane buildings...

Hitting 'publish' on the Museum of Sticks & Stones's new website

who we work with

Vic Gov
Qld Gov
Tech Against Terrorism
World Economic Forum


We are making a change. From today, we are Mettlesome.We are making a change. From today, we are Mettlesome.

Introducing Mettlesome

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We partner with like-minded organisations to tackle big problems.

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Queensland State Government


Funding for innovative ideas



Good Design Australia


Australian design excellence



Bolter Little Giant


Promising Australian startups



Australian Marketing Institute


Nonprofit marketing excellence



Good Design Australia


Australian design excellence