Brain & Mind Research Institute
Diseases of the brain and mind, including substance abuse, clinical depression and dementia now account for more than 40 percent of all illness. These diseases are devastating for those affected, their families, and for society, costing the Australian economy an estimated $30 billion each year.
The BMRI brings together patients, support groups and front-line carers with scientists and clinicians working in neurosciences and brain research, providing hope for those affected.
A number of clinics operate at the BMRI, providing innovative care to clients and an important platform to enhance research efforts.
The BMRI also regularly recruits members of the community to participate in clinical research.
$1.45 billion commitment to help more people with mental illness
18 June: NSW Minister for Mental Health, Kevin Humphries announces a $400,000 funding commitment to the BMRI to assist with the establishment of two new Chairs in Depression and in Child and Youth Mental Health. Read the full release of the Sydney Morning Herald article.
29 May: Research, education and training in mental health are set to be transformed with the construction of a new mental health hospital on Missenden Road.
29 May: Now seeking volunteers with and without migraine to undergo brain scans (MRI) to measure changes in the brain related to migraine. Find out more.
Associate Professor Renee Bittoun from the Smoking Research Unit invites tobacco treatment specialists, medical professionals, health workers and others with an interest in the field to attend the Australian Smoking Cessation Conference 2013, 6 - 8 November. Earlybird registrations now open.
Learn how to be a leader in the area of mental health service and policy development and gain insights into the development of strategy, organisational-level policy, and governance for achieving change. The short course is facilitated by leading mental health advocate Professor John Mendoza.