Major research grant to extend physical health care for people living with mental illness
September 28, 2023

Mindgardens Neuroscience Network, and its Executive Director Professor Jackie Curtis, will lead a world-first research program to develop personalised physical health care for people living with severe mental illness, following the award of a prestigious grant from the National Health & Medical Research Council.

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New resources address the longevity gap for people living with mental illness
July 26, 2023

Mental health consumers and their treating clinicians will benefit from a comprehensive suite of resources, released today, that present evidence-based guidance for managing the physical health effects associated with severe mental health conditions.

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Prof Jackie Curtis describes her mental health reform career in Margaret Tobin Oration
June 6, 2023

The Executive Director of Mindgardens Neuroscience Network, A/Prof Jackie Curtis, is included in a new book that describes the contribution of female leaders in mental health reform in NSW.

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$7 million gift to drive Mindgardens mood disorders research
May 16, 2023

Businessman James Packer, with The Packer Family Foundation, has made a $7 million gift to establish the James Packer Chair in Mood Disorders at UNSW and the Mindgardens Neuroscience Network.

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A/Prof Jackie Curtis appointed Director of Mindgardens
May 16, 2023

Associate Professor Jackie Curtis MBBS FRANZCP has been appointed Director of Mindgardens Neuroscience Network (Mindgardens) commencing April 20th, 2020

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KRC opens new clinic to provide healthcare to people who use drugs
April 27, 2023

The team from Population and Community Heath’s Kirketon Road Centre (KRC) has collaborated with Uniting to open a new free clinic in Kings Cross providing high quality, compassionate medical care to people who use drugs.

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Australian first: Multicultural mindfulness for mental health
April 27, 2023

In an Australian first, SESLHD’s Multicultural Health Service and the NSW Multicultural Health Communications Service have launched a new set of Multicultural Mindfulness Resources in seven languages.

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Patients leaving hospital sometimes need opioids. Doctors can reduce risks of long-term use and dependence
April 27, 2023

New national standards aim to change doctors' prescribing habits when patients with pain are discharged.

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The vital role emergency departments play in frontline mental health care
April 27, 2023

Almost one in 10 young people aged 12 to 15 years old report ever having self-harmed and the leading cause of death in Australia for young people aged 15 to 24 years old is suicide.

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Neuropsychology Tool Streamlines Cognitive Assessment, Diagnosis and Care
April 27, 2023

Currently, Australians can face delays of approximately 3 years on average between initial symptom presentation and a formal diagnosis of dementia.

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Understanding Risk of Dementia and Alcohol Consumption
April 27, 2023

The review, published in Addiction, has shown that abstaining from alcohol completely can actually increase the risk of dementia.

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Apathy may predict progression to dementia
April 27, 2023

It is common amongst older people, affecting between 10-35% of people aged over 65.

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World-first trial to investigate new medication for methamphetamine dependence
April 27, 2023

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Alcohol delivery services used to extend drinking sessions: study
April 27, 2023

Services that deliver alcohol directly to the doorstep in as little as 30 minutes can prolong drinking sessions that would have otherwise ended, according to new research.

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New Acute Services Building opens at Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct
April 27, 2023

The much-anticipated Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Services Building (ASB) is the first major upgrade to the Prince of Wales Hospital in 25 years.

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Obsessive compulsive disorder is more common than you think. But it can take nine years for an OCD diagnosis
April 27, 2023

Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a misunderstood mental illness despite affecting about one in 50 people – that’s about half a million Australians.

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Researchers identify new potential neural signature of resilience in adults who have experienced early life stress
April 26, 2023

Early life stress (ELS) is a well-known risk factor for mental health problems in adulthood.

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Australian researchers take intergenerational practice into community settings to combat frailty
April 26, 2023

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An effective new treatment for chronic back pain targets the nervous system
April 26, 2023

A treatment that trains both the brain and the body has shown important effects on pain and disability, a new study has found.

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A time of transformational change at Neuroscience Research Australia
April 26, 2023

NeuRA’s new organisational strategy will see a much sharper focus on neurodegeneration, mental health and ageing well; an emphasis on clinical outcomes; and a search for partnerships which can enable greater scale and impact.

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