To increase our knowledge about what is happening in the brain that causes a mental illness.
While most mental health research has focused on how to treat someone following a diagnosis, precision research drills into the science of the brain to look at what causes mental illness.
It’s time the question was answered – why does mental illness occur?
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.
When it comes to mental health, early intervention leads to better outcomes and less devastating effects.
Developing new ways to manage mental health issues and prevent and cure mental illness.
In a technology-dependent society, how can we create the tools and technologies – often found at our fingertips – to win the battle against mental health issues?
Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation will drive the development of new tools to find the answers we desperately seek.
Next Generation Therapies
Turning research into practice and closing the gap between research discoveries and real benefits for people.
It can often take years and decades to translate mental health research into treatment. Together, we can test and trial new research and help people sooner.
By accelerating research into practice, it opens the possibilities of more targeted personal treatments and better outcomes for everyone who is directly or indirectly touched by mental health problems.
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
Grant Round Research Funding
Lack of funding is the only thing stopping researchers from finding the answers that can create a life free from mental illness.
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.