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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.

06 May 2020

The Matilda Centre to receive additional funds to address the impact of COVID-19

The Matilda Centre is to receive additional funding from the federal government to enhance online support services for people experience drug and alcohol problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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.