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.

Australian Events:

Meeting for Minds Video Interview Series: Part 1 – 2017
Meeting for Minds Video Interview Series: Part 1 – 2017March 29, 2017Meeting 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 community of inRead More
‘MINDHACK’ Hackathon – Australia, May 2016
‘MINDHACK’ Hackathon – Australia, May 2016May 20, 2016Meeting 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 interactRead More
Workshop – Australia, April 2016
Workshop – Australia, April 2016April 12, 2016The Meeting for Minds Workshop will be held on Tuesday, 12 April and seeks input on research priorities of postgraduate researchers, clinicians...Read More
Meeting for Minds Public Lecture – Australia, August 2015
Meeting for Minds Public Lecture – Australia, August 2015August 4, 2015“Freedom from Schizophrenia – A Twin’s Quest” with Professor Shannon Weickert, BA...Read More
Meeting for Minds Public Lecture “Is Schizophrenia Inherited?” – Australia, May 2015
Meeting for Minds Public Lecture “Is Schizophrenia Inherited?” – Australia, May 2015May 26, 201526 May 2015 M4M Public Lecture – “Is Schizophrenia Inherited?” with Professor Assen Jablensky of the Centre for Clinical Research...Read More
Mental Health Talk by Heath Black – Australia, March 2015
Mental Health Talk by Heath Black – Australia, March 2015March 18, 2015On 18 March 2015 Meeting for Minds, through it’s Australian Project GP Down South, presented a public talk on mental health by Heath Black.  Read More
Professor Patrick McGorry Lecture – Australia, February 2015
Professor Patrick McGorry Lecture – Australia, February 2015February 17, 2015In February 2015 Meeting for Minds presented a lecture by Professor Patrick McGorry on “Hope and help for young people experiencing early signs of mental illness“. The event was hosted by Christ Church Grammar School’s Centre for Ethics. When we see young minds breaking down, what Read More
2014 Meeting for Minds Forum – Australia
2014 Meeting for Minds Forum – AustraliaMay 15, 2014At the core of the Meeting for Minds (MfM) concept is the conviction that a significant resource in mental health treatment and research is being ignored...Read More
Professor Norman Sartorious Public Lecture – Australia, 2014
Professor Norman Sartorious Public Lecture – Australia, 2014May 13, 2014In May 2014 Meeting for Minds presented a lecture by Professor Norman Sartorius -President, Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes and former Director of the World Health Organization’s division of Mental Health. Professor Sartorious discussed the subject”Stigma attRead More

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