Our vision

To create a life free from mental illness.

Why Breakthrough

Mental illness is going to be the biggest health challenge in our life time. It consumes lives, ruins lives and takes lives.

Mind and brain research is the only way to know what action needs to be taken to create a life free from mental illness.

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.

Be part of the Breakthrough

What causes mental illness, how to treat it and how to prevent it from happening are still the big unknowns.

It is going to take a truly collective effort to achieve the research breakthroughs we so desperately need to create a life free from mental illness – it’s everybody’s business.

For more information about how you can help, click here.

Research breakthroughs will ultimately prevent and cure mental illness
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Justyna’s Story

Living with postnatal depression can feel like living in a bubble.

“On my worst days, I was so exhausted, I couldn’t even pick up and comfort my baby”

Justyna, mum of Sebastian and Helenka

Read Justyna’s story here.

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Matty’s Story

As the days roll on and the years tick over, I’m still fighting. I go into battle every single day. The odds feel stacked against me.  

Read Matty’s story here.

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New building to help tackle eating disorders

Thanks to you, treatment and care for South Australians suffering from eating disorders will be enhanced with a new $7.1 million world-class centre of excellence for eating disorders services.

Learn more about the new Statewide Eating Disorder Service building here.

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New building to help tackle eating disorders

New building to help tackle eating disorders

Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation is proposing to build a world-class centre for excellence for eating disorder services in South Australia.

The new Statewide Eating Disorders Service (SEDS) building will bring together the best clinical service in Australia and integrate it with a world leading research team.

The aim, Breakthrough Executive Director John Mannion says, is to provide the best treatment for people with eating disorders and their families, while also seeking answers to this all-consuming disease.

Learn more about the new SEDS building here.

Funded research projects

Research Themes

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.

Through an annual grants program, Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation will fund projects focused on four research themes (listed below) to create a life free from mental illness.

To increase our knowledge about what is happening in the brain that causes a mental illness. Read More…

Recognising the signs of mental health issues and stopping them as soon as possible before they turn into a mental illness which consumes, ruins or takes lives. Read More…

Developing new ways to manage mental health issues and prevent and cure mental illness. Read More…

Turning research into practice and closing the gap between research discoveries and real benefits for people. Read More…

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