18 December 2020

Another successful year for PREMISE

The PREMISE NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Illness and Substance Use has had another successful year training future leaders and providing opportunities for collaboration.
16 December 2020

Alone Together study

Researchers at the University of Sydney are investigating how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of Australians.
12 December 2020

Getting Help

The Matilda Centre delivers research programs that aim to increase the knowledge base around the effective prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. While we do not provide treatment directly, we know that getting the right kind of help for mental and substance disorders is important.
28 October 2020

Primed for prevention

The Matilda Centre has partnered with fellow leading mental health organisations in Australia to form the Prevention Coalition and release a joint consensus statement highlighting the need to increase investment and action in the prevention of mental disorders.
23 October 2020

Researching cannabis use among individuals with opioid dependence

PhD student Jack Wilson is utilising Australia’s longest and largest running study of people with opioid dependence to understand patterns of cannabis use among this cohort.
23 October 2020

Leaders in Prevention Summit

Key stakeholders in Mental Health and Substance Use prevention gather to shape a national preventative initiative.
23 October 2020

Researching the mental health of marginalised communities

We speak to Dr Marlee Bower about her research on the relationships between the built environment, loneliness, and mental health. She also tells us about a new project she’s leading known as the Alone Together Study which is measuring the impacts of COVID-19 on Australians’ mental wellbeing.
23 October 2020

Youth Mental Health Forum

This Mental Health Month the Matilda Centre hosted the #youthgotthis Youth Mental Health Forum to bring together young people, parents, educators, health workers and researchers to facilitate an online discussion and live Q&A moderated by television presenter and Mental Health Advocate, Jessica Rowe.
05 August 2020

Research funding to further support the mental health of Australians

More than $3million in funding has been awarded to two Matilda Centre academics for projects on unifying prevention of substance use and mental disorders; and treatment of child and adolescent trauma.

05 August 2020

Childhood adversity and substance use: exploring the connection and how to prevent harms

Roughly 40% of people have experienced childhood adversity and subsequently, have a substantially greater risk of developing substance use problems than those who have not had these experiences.