Meeting for Minds Video Interview Series: Part 1 – 2017


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 community of interest, as a first step on … Continue reading Meeting for Minds Video Interview Series: Part 1 – 2017

Meeting for Minds on Art with Geha Mental Health Center – Israel 2017


On 16 March 2017 at 7:30pm at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Hertsliya, Israel, Meeting for Minds held the exhibition “Creative Minds Think Unalike” – Meeting for Minds on Art with Geha Mental Health Center. The event hosted the following speakers: Dr Aya Lurie (Director and Chief Curator of Herzliya Museum) Dr Gil Zalsman (Director … Continue reading Meeting for Minds on Art with Geha Mental Health Center – Israel 2017

2016 Philippe & Maria Halphen Foundation Prize – Professor Philippe Fossati


Meeting for Minds operates in France in association with the Philippe & Maria Halphen Foundation. Maria Halphen founded the Philippe & Maria Halphen Foundation in 2013 in memory of her beloved husband Philippe. Based in Paris, the Philippe & Maria Halphen Foundation (PMHF) is under the auspices of the French Académie des Sciences and shares the same … Continue reading 2016 Philippe & Maria Halphen Foundation Prize – Professor Philippe Fossati

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 illness into all institutes and establishments involved in human … 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 experience of mental illness, with the … Continue reading ‘MINDHACK’ Hackathon – Australia, May 2016

Antipsychotics: Taking the Long View – Dr Thomas Insel


One of the first lessons I received as a psychiatrist-in-training 35 years ago was the value of antipsychotic medications. These medicines have been available for the treatment of psychosis for over half a century, beginning with the prototype first generation drug chlorpromazine (Thorazine) and now extending to some 20 different compounds, including several second-generation medications, … Continue reading Antipsychotics: Taking the Long View – Dr Thomas Insel