Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to tackling mental health head on.
As Australia’s only dedicated mental health research foundation, we exist to support ground breaking research that will help to transform the lives of those affected by mental health issues.
Breakthrough identified that mental health issues were 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.
Recognising that more needed to be done, a foundation dedicated to fixing the problem through mental health research has been established.
We recognise the size of the problem and the need for a new approach based on research.
South Australia has a unique opportunity to develop a mental health research strategy for the state, reducing the impact for one in two Australian adults who will experience mental illness in their lifetime.
A research strategy for mental health in South Australia would see our state leading the nation and Breakthrough is the vehicle we need to deliver the evidence which can change mental health policy, practice and ultimately the way we care for people with mental illness.
Without research we would not have made advancements in heart disease and cancer and we need to invest in mental health research to save people from experiencing the devastating effects of mental illness.
It’s going to take a truly collective effort to achieve the research breakthroughs we so desperately need.