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2021

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27 July 2021

Empowering young people to improve their health and wellbeing

We spoke to Dr Lauren Gardner about her research career and exciting work on two on two large scale preventive eHealth programs.
27 July 2021

Can personality factors predict mental disorders?

PhD student Samantha Lynch is researching ways to optimise mental health interventions by using innovative ways to classify and predict mental disorders.
27 July 2021

Discover a new website about 'ice' developed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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.

19 July 2021

Media mentions

We are regularly engaged in wider public discussion around mental health, substance use and other related topics.
17 June 2021

The Matilda Centre welcomes Dubbo Drug Court announcement

The Matilda Centre welcomes the announcement of a new Drug Court in Dubbo, providing an alternative to prison for people with drug dependence.
11 June 2021

The 'Men of Matilda' share their thoughts on men's health and wellbeing

Matilda Centre staff share their thoughts on health and wellbeing to help raise awareness for Men's Health Week.
16 April 2021

Anxiety and alcohol use: Can we Re-Train Your Brain?

Researchers at the Matilda Centre are running a pilot trial to examine whether an online brain training program can successfully re-train spontaneous and sometimes subconscious mental habits that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety and alcohol use disorders.
16 April 2021

Treating post-traumatic stress and substance use disorders in adolescents

We spoke to Dr Natalie Peach about an innovative treatment program for youth targeting post traumatic stress disorder and substance use.
16 April 2021

How does childhood trauma impact problematic eating and substance use among adolescents?

We spoke to Ivana Kihas about her PhD journey with the Matilda Centre and her work in co-occuring post traumatic stress disorder, substance use and eating disorders.
23 March 2021

The Matilda Centre celebrates outstanding achievements

The Matilda Centre has held the inaugural 'Matilda Centre Awards', recognising outstanding achievement in activities that promote the values and aims of the Matilda Centre in 2020.