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Browse some of the highlights from the Brain and Mind Centre's discovery scientists, clinicians, researchers, partners and the families who have contributed to research.

Creating a circle of care for youth mental health services

How digitally-enabled care could impact the mental health trajectories of young people seeking care.

What does a digitally-enabled 'Circle of Care' look like for young people seeking help for emerging psychiatric disorders? A new report outlines the potential for better pathways to care.

3.4 million for NHMRC mental health technology trial

<p>1500 young people to trial a new model of care for mental health</p>

With a $3.4 million NHMRC grant, BMC researchers will be able to offer clinicians the resources to provide more individualised, measurement-based care to young people in the early stages of major anxiety, depressive or other mood disorders.

Circadian depression, a closer look at body clocks and mental health

Brain and Mind Centre research proposes a new subset of depression

Understanding circadian disturbances as a mechanism of mental health disorders, not just a symptom, could change diagnoses, interventions and therapies for this unique subset of depressive disorders.

Patients pass on the baton for MND

COVID-19 helps find solutions for MND as a clinical trial shows promising results

Dr Angela Worthinton's gift has given MND patients like Judy Featherstone access to clinical trials and hope for new treatments. Jane worthington describes the research enabled by her cousin's legacy.

2021 Investigator Grants for Brain and Mind Sciences

Eight Brain and Mind Centre researchers awarded 2021 NHMRC Investigator Grants

An outstanding field of emerging and senior research leaders were awarded 2021 Investigator Grants.

2020 News

COVID-19 resources for patients and carers

Our researchers provide some tips and tricks on navigating this time to come out healthy on the other end.

04 August 2020

Mental health impact of 'lockdown fatigue' requires urgent response

Serious concerns are being raised about people's capacity to comply with Victoria's new lockdown orders and the mental health impacts of such prolonged social isolation, writes Professor Ian Hickie.

Gambling and betting after COVID-19

Venue closures offer a chance to seek help to break harmful habits but in the past, financial stimulus packages have increased gambling spending. Join this online research to help us track gambling and betting in the wake of COVID-19.
13 May 2020

Modelling shows path to suicide prevention in covid-recovery

New modelling released today by the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre combines productivity and suicide data, demonstrating the benefits of acting urgently and effectively to flatten the mental health 'curve'.

 

Flip the Clinic     

As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, now is the time to rethink how we do things, during this pandemic and beyond. What could a digital present and future look like for mental health?
03 August 2020

First dynamic modelling of national suicide prevention strategies released

University of Sydney researchers are recommending urgent national strategies to reduce the mental health impact in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
11 August 2020

Gambling frequency reduced during first wave of COVID-19

A survey by the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic into the impact of the coronavirus in Australia found a majority reduced their gambling during the first shutdown but about one in 10 increased how often they gambled.

13 August 2020

BHP Foundation supports COVID-19 Mental Health Think Tank

COVID-19 Mental Health Response Independent Think Tank brings together a broad range of expertise to pursue evidence-based mental health policy.

Q&A 

Meet Dr Shane Cross, a key member of our Youth Mental Health team 

Best Care, First Time

This project will use new and emerging technologies as the vehicle to enhance self-assessment and highly personalised care for young people. 

Brain and Mind Centre Youth Model

The Youth Mental Health and Technology Program provides highly-personalised clinical assessment and online treatment to drastically improve the health outcomes of young people with depression.  

Dementia and COVID-19

Challenging behaviours and how to manage them. The Brain and Mind Centre’s Ageing and Neurodegeneration team’s guide to supporting someone living with dementia through COVID-19.

Tips for Parkinson’s and COVID-19

In memory, Dr Antony Harding

Dr Harding was among the first successful liver transplant recipients in Australia. He famously celebrated his new lease on life by sky-diving six months after his transplant, and went on to become a tireless ambassador for organ donation for transplant and research.

Australia’s mental health crisis: philanthropy woes

Findings have been presented after conducting an extensive survey on philanthropists and corporate foundations to understand why they are not doing more to support mental health.
13 May 2020

Modelling shows path to suicide prevention in covid-recovery

New modelling released today by the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre combines productivity and suicide data, demonstrating the benefits of acting urgently and effectively to flatten the mental health 'curve'.