Victorian Researchers Awarded $270 Million to Develop Next Generation Breakthroughs

Melbourne’s world-class researchers have been handed more than 40 per cent of Australia’s latest medical research funding to spearhead the next generation of advances. Research into cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health have been given the greatest priority under $640 million worth of medical research grants to be announced by the Turnbull Government today. Victoria’s leading institutes and hospitals will receive the biggest slice of the research spending, provided …

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Frank Quinlan on the Future of Mental Health

We are pleased to announce Mr Frank Quinlan, CEO, Mental Health Australia as a Keynote Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference to be held at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, QLD from the 11 -12 August 2016. He will be speaking on; ‘Mental Health in Australia – Where we are, how we got here, and where we need to go’. Mental health …

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Advance Queensland to advance mental health research

The Queensland Government is throwing its support behind critical mental health research, from pinpointing the origins of schizophrenia to preventing psychiatric problems some Parkinson’s disease patients encounter after undergoing a surgical procedure to improve motor function. Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch today announced $570,000 in grants for four mental health research projects as part of more than $10 million funding for 54 recipients from the …

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Mental health patients facing cuts to crucial services amid funding uncertainty: experts

Published on ABC Radio Australia, Updated 24 March 2015, 10:50 AEDT by medical reporter Sophie Scott Thousands of Australians seeking help for mental health problems face growing uncertainty because ongoing federal funding for hundreds of contracts has not been guaranteed after June 30. Seventy mental health groups, including Mental Health Australia, Headspace, and the Black Dog Institute have written an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Health Minister Sussan …

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