Established in 2018, the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use aims to generate innovative and workable solutions to address substance use and mental disorders, which are currently the leading global causes of burden and disease in young people.
We work closely with research collaborators to share skills, synergise data and harness new technologies to develop and trial innovative prevention and early-intervention programs for co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
Our people are leading Australian and international researchers in addiction, mental health and youth health and our work builds dynamic, creative and global collaborations.
We invite those who share our mission to find workable solutions to prevent and treat comorbid mental health and substance use disorders to contact us.
As leaders in our fields, we are proud to be educating a new generation of researchers, practitioners and teachers so that they too can think differently about substance use and mental health disorders.
We offer a range of opportunities for research students and early career researchers to study or work with us and receive mentorship from our internationally recognised researchers.
We also offer a range of training programs and resources for clinicians, school staff, families and the community to facilitate knowledge exchange around mental health and substance use, with the aim of improving support and changing lives.
Join us in our mission to help youth across the globe who are struggling with substance use or mental health by getting in touch.
Cracks in the Ice has launched the first national website providing resources about crystal methamphetamine ('ice') for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The development of the website was led by an expert advisory group including Aboriginal elders, researchers, and health workers together with input from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members from across Australia.