Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation is tackling mental health head on by funding ground breaking research that will help to transform the lives of those affected by mental health issues.
Mental health issues are growing at an alarming rate, with existing services unable to slow the growth of mental illness – the biggest health challenge in our lifetime – and its devastating impacts.
In recognition of the size of the problem, an annual grant round will be offered to researchers who can make it possible to create a life free from mental illness.
The Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation Advisory Council and the Research Committee of highly credentialed experts will oversee the grant round to ensure all applications for funding meet strict criteria and that your donations support the best projects that are likely to achieve breakthrough’s.
It’s going to take a truly collective effort to achieve the research breakthroughs we so desperately need.
An investment from you, however large or small, will support the Breakthrough Mental Health Research Grant Round and provide funding for a wide range of projects. From anxiety, to schizophrenia, eating disorders and depression – your support is vital for creating a life free from mental illness.
All research projects will be within four key focus areas: Precision Research, Early Interventions, New Technologies and Next Generation Therapies
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 Statewide Eating Disorders Service building
Breakthrough is proposing to build a world-class centre for excellence for eating disorder servicesREAD 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
Wellbeing and resilience programs put to the test
With your help we can find out how effective these programs are.READ MORE
Mental health in the palm of your hand
A life free from mental illness could be in the palm of your hand.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