Immune Therapy Project – Professor Ian Hickie & Dr Elizabeth Scott
This ground-breaking study is based on links between the body’s immune system and serious mental illness. Leading Australian psychiatrist Professor Ian Hickie of the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney is the lead researcher into this Project.
The study, which resulted from the connections created between Meeting for Minds and Professor Ian Hickie and the 2014 M4M Forum in Australia, is helping young people with severe psychotic and mood disorders who do not respond to conventional medical treatment. Importantly, it is being driven by a collaboration between clinicians, researchers, young people suffering from the symptoms of a mental illness and their parents. The first stage of the project is being funded by M4M.
GP Down South Youth Mental Health Project – Heath Black
Meeting for Minds has partnered with GP Down South in Mandurah, Western Australia in a Pilot 3 Tier Youth Mental Health Program. The Program is targeted at Year 11 students in 8 secondary schools in the Peel Region.
The aim of the Program featured former Fremantle Dockers' footballer Heath Black as the main Presenter focusing on reducing suicide in youth in the Peel Region and improving the mental health and wellbeing of youth in the region.
Meeting for Minds made a major funding contribution to the Process Evaluation of the Pilot Program to test its broader on going applicability.
RESEARCH REVOLUTION FUNDRAISING GALA – AUSTRALIA – JULY 2018 On 14 July 2018, Meeting for Minds is hosting a Fundraising Gala in Perth, Australia. Please find the details below. For bookings and information, please contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +61 (0)488 722 759.
MAPS RESEARCH PROJECT – AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 2017 Project Goals The Meeting for Minds MAPS Research Project is seeking to apply best science in the psychiatric genetics of depression. In order to do this a trial is being developed to test for genetic variants in a small panel of cytochrome P450 enzymes. These tests will … Continue reading MAPS RESEARCH PROJECT – AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 2017
Meeting for Minds Video Interview Series: Part 1 Meeting for Minds has started production of a series of short video interviews featuring people who have experienced mental illness and those doing research into the brain and mental illness. Each tells of what drove their first interest in research, as a means of developing a mutual … Continue reading Meeting for Minds Video Interview Series: Part 1 – 2017
2016 Meeting for Minds “SYNERGIES” Forum – Australia The 2016 international ‘Synergies’ Forum was held on 27 May 2016 from 8:30 – 17:15 at the B Shed in Fremantle, Western Australia. The Forum served as an open debate around the synergies of lived experience of mental illness and brain research, by inviting people with experience of mental … Continue reading 2016 Meeting for Minds “SYNERGIES” Forum – Australia
‘MINDHACK’ Hackathon – Australia, May 2016 Meeting for Minds held Australia’s first ever mental health Hackathon, partnering with Spacecubed, on 20 and 21 May 2016. During the 24-hour event, a selected group of students drawn from a broad base of disciplines, attempted to ‘MindHack’ inventive tools and methods for initiating interaction between research scientists and people with lived … Continue reading ‘MINDHACK’ Hackathon – Australia, May 2016