Mindgardens Neuroscience Network (Mindgardens) is a new, innovative organisation which aims to drive clinical excellence, research and education in neurological, mental health and substance use disorders, by bringing together the strengths of four founding partner organisations: Black Dog Institute, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) and UNSW Sydney (UNSW).

The Mindgardens Neuroscience Network partners are working to establish an Australian Comprehensive Brain Disorders Centre drawing on the most relevant strengths of the Comprehensive Cancer Centre model. Mindgardens comprises some of the nation’s best and brightest researchers, clinicians and educators.

Mindgardens’ vision is to reform brain disorders, mental health and addictions care by creating and expanding Mindgardens health services into a system that includes Apex clinics, community hubs, technology services and integration with primary care.

Interlinked hubs

These services target the three principal areas of brain health:
(1) Neurological conditions, including developmental disorders, stroke and dementia
(2) Mental Health
(3) Drug, alcohol and addiction disorders

Mindgardens Vision

Mindgardens provides new gateways into a comprehensive hub system that provides a range of integrated services, supports education of best practice and opens up access points in the community, supported by new technology, all replicable for state and national launch. Across these three principal disease areas, Mindgardens services consist of three interlinked hubs: