Together, we can create a life free from mental illness.
Mental illness is going to be the biggest health challenge in our lifetime. It consumes lives, it ruins lives and it takes lives.
Right now, one in five Australians has a mental health issue, and more people between 15-44 years are dying from suicide than any other cause.
This is not acceptable.
Breakthrough is Australia’s first – and only – foundation purely focused on raising funds to invest in life-changing mental health research.
Our goal is to fund evidence-based research to better understand what causes mental illness, how to reduce its impact and ultimately prevent mental illness from happening in the first place.
Join us in creating a life free from mental illness.
Funded research projects
EATing together to reduce chronic loneliness in older people
Can sharing a meal with someone combat loneliness and depression in older people?READ MORE
Improving the mental health of young men through sport
Exploring whether infiltrating traditional masculinised sport settings is the key to improving young men’s mental health.READ MORE
New programs to support vulnerable youth at risk of suicide
Vulnerable young people at risk of self-harm and suicide will receive innovative therapyREAD MORE
New treatment program for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Researchers will trial a more flexible treatment program for people suffering PTSDREAD MORE
Doctors’ mental health and suicide risk
Flinders researchers are looking to reduce suicide risk among one of the groups at highest risk of poor mental health... doctorsREAD MORE
Motivational interviewing virtual training tool
Researchers are developing a new 'motivational interviewing' virtual software toolREAD MORE
Kicking bullying to the kerb in schools
You can prevent the harmful effects of bullying in primary schools by supporting a new research-based approach.READ MORE
Are eating disorders in the genes?
Why does somebody develop an eating disorder? It’s an incredibly difficult question – but with your help an answer is possible.READ MORE
Research will find the causes and triggers of mental illness, help us to recognise the early warning signs, guide the development of new technology, and make sure that mental health treatment is based on the best scientific evidence.
Research breakthroughs will ultimately prevent and cure mental illness.