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Leading healthcare for the 21st century

5 May
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.

Red lab coat day

3 May
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.

Seven actions towards a mentally healthy organisation

2 May
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.

NSW synergy trials

11 April
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.

Can we talk campaign

3 April
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.

Brain training to fight dementia

23 March
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.

Australian suicide rates highest in 13 years

9 March
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.

How does your brain keep you awake?

25 February
Professor Ian Hickie was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about what keeps us awake.
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New study on impact of art on dementia

18 February
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

8th February
Professor Sharon Naismith was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about her work with dementia.
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