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.
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