15 February 2017
Problem gambling is set to get worse because of social media, writes Sally Gainsbury from the Gambling Treatment Clinic. Research shows gaming and gambling are converging and are being embraced by the smartphone generation.
14 February 2017
Our world class research that strives to solve global health problems has been formally recognised by peak funding bodies.
Australia’s first School of Psychology has moved its expanded clinics in with the University of Sydney’s leading-edge Brain and Mind Centre – creating co-located cradle-to-grave mental health research, teaching and community clinics, including counselling, psychiatry and neuroscience.
A range of innovative research initiatives at the Brain and Mind Centre have been funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
A range of innovative research initiatives at the Brain and Mind Centre have been funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
A review of Chew and Spit research revealed a lack of information about the disordered eating phenomenon – prompting research now underway – to help develop treatments and answer questions about wide-reaching consequences.
A meta-analysis has found that brain training – otherwise known as Computerised Cognitive Training (CCT) – can improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment, suggesting it may prevent dementia, which can take hold within a year.
Associate Professor Michael Barnett and Associate Professor Michael Valenzuela from the Brain and Mind Centre have been awarded fellowships under the University of Sydney’s new Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) program.
On average, men die five years younger than women. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows suicide is the top cause of death in Australian men aged 25 to 44 years and the third highest killer of men aged 45 to 54 years. This is a health crisis that demands urgent action.
Three world-leading neuroscience scholars are joining the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre to progress research-led treatments for dementia and other neuro-degenerative diseases affecting human memory and thinking.
Watch world renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr Thomas Insel's recent talk at the Brain and Mind Centre on the power of new technology in the mental health field.
Professor Ian Hickie discusses the disconnection and isolation that can lead to radicalisation.
Planners hope a new Mental Health Atlas of the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Networks Region will help people find appropriate mental health services more quickly.
Researchers from the Brain and Mind Centre, led by Professor Adam Guastella, are preparing for what they hope will be a ground-breaking new treatment for autism, delivered through a nasal spray.
Professor Ian Hickie has applauded Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s commitment to invest $30 million in a world-leading suicide prevention system as the centre-piece of the government’s $192 million mental health policy, announced on the weekend.
Professor Ian Hickie was featured on ABC's The Drum discussing LGBTIQ and mental health issues in light of the Orlando shootings.
A collaboration between the Brain and Mind Centre and a Perth-based, Meeting for Minds [M4M], has resulted in groundbreaking research that identifies a previously unknown link between the immune system and serious mental illness.
Professor Ian Hickie from the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney spoke to Richard Glover from 702ABC Sydney about the powerful loss felt by families and friends who have lost someone through suicide.
National leaders in suicide and mental health research are calling for all major parties and candidates to make suicide and mental health critical issues in the federal election this year after new research on suicide was released by a group of leaders, led by Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney and consultancy ConNetica.
Brain and Mind Centre Co-Director, Professor Ian Hickie was among a panel of health experts, academics and advocates who met recently to discuss how we can innovate healthcare and create a truly consumer centred health system.
Taking care of workers’ mental health makes good economic sense and should be as important as looking after an employee’s physical well-being, according to Prof Ian Hickie, Brain and Mind Centre Co-Director.
On Friday 19 April, researchers at the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney participated in Red Lab Coat Day. As part of the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign, our researchers wore red lab coats to raise awareness of and celebrate the continuing research into multiple sclerosis (MS) in Australia.
A new online wellbeing and mental health support hub for young people, designed by Brain and Mind Centre and the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, is currently being trialled in three regional areas of New South Wales.
The Brain and Mind Centre's Professor Ian Hickie spoke to the Daily Telegraph about the Can We Talk campaign, and the suicide of Joel Brown.
Professor Michael Valenzuela talks about how a recent study shows real potential for certain brain exercises to slow or prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Men who were depressed as adolescents in the 1990s have carried their suicidality with them into middle age, leading to the highest suicide rate in 13 years, says Professor Ian Hickie of the Brain and Mind Centre.
Professor Ian Hickie was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about what keeps us awake.
A new collaboration between the Brain and Mind Centre, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW will be a groundbreaking study on the impact of art on people living with dementia.
A study on the prevalence of people living with dementia over a 20-year period
Professor Sharon Naismith was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about her work with dementia.