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.
We believe that a life free from mental illness is the freedom to leave your home, to chase your dreams, to live your life without restrictions, to build relationships, to fall in love. Who wouldn’t want this for themselves or their loved ones?
With 44% of Australians experiencing a mental health issue at some point in their life, we strive to create change with the help of our community.
Research Focus Areas
Breakthrough Community News Autumn 2023
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” –
Protecting Those Who Protect Us
Protecting those who protect us First responders are ordinary people facing extraordinary situations in their
Road to Recovery
Road to recovery In February, as part of the Riverland Flood Recovery, SAFM’s Bec &
Funded Research Projects
A pilot study: Developing and testing an online version of an effective cognitive behaviour therapy for eating disorders protocol
A pilot study: Developing and testing an online version of an effective cognitive behaviour
Improving mood and motivation in Parkinson’s Disease
Improving mood and motivation in Parkinson’s Disease 2022 – Flinders University Researchers: Lead Investigator
It rings true: Neural markers of intuition and conviction in psychosis
It rings true: Neural markers of intuition and conviction in psychosis 2022 – Flinders