Free Treatment for Men with Depressive Symptoms and Sleeping Difficulties

The University of Sydney’s Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI) at Camperdown have developed a treatment trial for:

  • men aged 50 years and over who are
  • experiencing symptoms of depression and insomnia


This study program offers eligible participants, free, provided by a psychiatrist, personalised three month treatment plans for their mood problems.

In addition, participants will be randomised to receive one of two internet treatment programs that focus on sleep problems and insomnia. It is anticipated that psychiatric care coupled with the online insomnia treatment program will make a significant, cost-effective difference to participants’ mood and sleep difficulties. Some reimbursement of travel costs for participants travelling to and from the BMRI will be available.

Recruitment will commence in March 2013 and will extend over 2 years. The study is funded by beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative and The Movember Foundation.

If you are interested in joining this study, please visit www.somna.com.au. Alternatively you may contact or telephone +61 2 9114 4002.