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Brain and Mental Health

Overview

Brain and mental health-related disorders contribute to a sizable proportion of the Australian burden of disease. The Brain and Mental Health Theme recognises the importance of a multidisciplinary and cross sectorial approach to address better health outcomes for individuals that experience mental illness. The Theme is committed to forming a sustainable partnership that expands and develops neuroscience, molecular and cellular research; scopes out areas of innovation in neurology and rehabilitation; and develops post graduate mental health educational programs. The effective translation of this new knowledge, innovation and improved clinical skills ensures that individuals who experience poor mental health will have access to the best care that focuses on their improved rehabilitation, recovery and social inclusion.

Aims

This theme aims to strategically invest in projects that will contribute to preventing mental health disability and reducing the health burden of disease, and to focus on building research capacity in the clinical setting.