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17 April 2020

Neuroscience-based harm reduction for older adolescents

Jennifer Debenham is a PhD candidate at the Matilda Centre. Her research aims to unite and empower young people to engage in positive health behaviours around alcohol and drug use through a brain-based drug education program, known as ‘The Illicit Project’.

17 April 2020

Tackling mental ill-health and substance use: starting with prevention

A new module has been added to the Climate Schools online prevention program the success of the Climate Schools Combined study showing the benefits of combining mental health and drug education in the classroom.
17 April 2020

Decision-support needs of people with co-occurring depression and problematic alcohol use

Researchers at the Matilda Centre conducted a needs assessment to help us better understand and address the unmet needs of people with problematic alcohol use and comorbid depression when making decisions about early intervention and treatments.

05 August 2020

Empowering young people to support each other and develop lifelong skills

We spoke to Dr Louise Birrell about her work in adolescent mental health and alcohol prevention and the new app she is developing called Mind your Mate.

12 December 2019

Unravelling the complexities of trauma in people with substance use problems

Logan Harvey, a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney’s Matilda Centre, is exploring the relationship between Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and substance use.

04 October 2019

2019 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference

School-based prevention takes centre stage at the 2019 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference.
04 October 2019

How can evidence-based ehealth interventions be best translated to end users?

Dr Milena Heinsch’s work explores relationships, systems, values and processes required to enact sustainable social change through research and guide the implementation of evidence-based ehealth interventions into health and community settings.
04 October 2019

Not a life sentence: Heroin study challenges assumptions about long-term outcomes

Australia's longest study of heroin addiction by the Australian Treatment Outcome Study (ATOS) is challenging common misconceptions, indicating dependency may not necessarily be a lifelong sentence.

01 July 2019

2019 PREMISE Travel and Career Development Support Grants awarded

The Matilda Centre has awarded a second round of PREMISE Travel and Career Development Support Grants. The grants provide support for career development activities for early to mid-career researchers or research students.

02 July 2019

Mental health, substance use and discrimination are key issues for young Australians

Researchers at the Matilda Centre will address these issues at the upcoming Mental Health Services Conference - a joint initiative between the Matilda Centre and the PREMISE Centre of Research Excellence.