Breakthrough and the Adelaide Fringe: Partnering for Mental Health Research

Breakthrough and Adelaide Fringe: Partnering for mental health research 1 in 5 Australians are living with a mental illness right now, and almost half of us will have a mental health challenge in our lifetime.  In 2024, Breakthrough Mental Health Foundation is Adelaide Fringe’s accessibility partner. Breakthrough exists to help create a life free from mental […]

Breakthrough and SACA Join Forces: A Mental Health Partnership

Breakthrough and SACA Join Forces: A Mental Health Partnership The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) and Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation (Breakthrough) are thrilled to announce a new partnership that will see Breakthrough become the Official Charity Partner of the SACA. Breakthrough is Australia’s leading independent mental health research foundation, funding world-class research to develop […]

United for Historic Mental Health Game

United for Historic Mental Health Game Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation and Adelaide United Football Club are proud to announce a groundbreaking collaboration, marking the first-ever Mental Health Game in A-League history this October during Mental Health Awareness Month. This newfound partnership will not only showcase the club’s commitment to mental health awareness and education […]

Mental Health with FIVEaa

Mental Health with FIVEaa From April to November, Breakthrough will be participating in monthly radio segments on FIVEaa, highlighting mental health stories and the impact that mental health research can provide. Episode #1 – Youth Suicide – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia (aged 15–24). […]

Welcome to 2022

If 2021 has shown us anything, it’s that life can still throw us curve balls and derail our plans, even when we think everything is in place. But it’s also showed us how our ability to cope with things outside of our control – our resilience – can ensure our long term wellbeing. The past […]

Back to school

Back to School: Looking after your children’s mental health Going back to school, or ever starting school for the first time, is set to look a bit different in 2022. Omicron has posed a number of alterations to the classroom including staggered starts and learning from home. It’s not uncommon for students, and even parents, […]

Suicide prevention bill passed in South Australia

Breakthrough welcomes the successful passing of Australia’s first Suicide Prevention Bill The Bill establishes a Suicide Prevention Council as a statutory body and builds on the work of the Premier’s Council on Suicide Prevention. Breakthrough Executive Director John Mannion said the Bill provided a framework for the state. “The Bill will support a whole of government approach […]

New ‘purple label’ supporting mental health for Fleurieu Milk

Breakthrough is joining forces with the team at Fleurieu Milk Company to help raise awareness around mental health. Throughout the month of November, 50c from the sale of 2L Farm Fresh will go directly to funding mental health research, so look out for the specially designed purple label! The two organisations are each committed to improving the […]

World Mental Health Day

Sunday 10 October 2022 is World Mental Health Day and the message this year is that mental health is relevant to everyone – now more than ever. Despite the increase in awareness and general reduction of stigma in some instances, there is still an enormous gap in access to mental health care and availability of […]

The ABS releases causes of death data for 2020

The Australian Bureau of Statistics causes of death data provides important information each year about the rates of suicide in our community. 3,139 deaths were recorded as lives lost to suicide in 2020, and despite being the lowest rate recorded since 2016, it still equates to almost nine lives lost every single day. Breakthrough Executive Director […]