UNSW community celebrated in King’s Birthday Honours
June 12, 2024

From the history of Australian mammals to improving mental health care and cancer medicine, UNSW community members have been honoured across a range of disciplines.

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Honour for Professor Jackie Curtis
June 11, 2024

Professor Jackie Curtis has today been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours, for significant service to medicine, as a mental health clinician and researcher.

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Integrated Models of Mental Healthcare Show Promise in Enhancing Outcomes for Young People
June 11, 2024

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis has shed light on the effectiveness of integrated models of mental healthcare for young people aged 12-25 years.

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The Introduction to Implementation Science Workshop by MindLabs delivers value and critical insights to researchers
June 6, 2024

Professor Jackie Curtis has today been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours, for significant service to medicine, as a mental health clinician and researcher.

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Mindgardens FND Clinic Wins Prestigious SESLHD CORE Award
June 5, 2024

The Mindgardens Functional Neurological Disorders (FND) Clinic has been honoured with the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) CORE Award for Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services.

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GP, Exercise Physiologist, and Dietitian support program improves wellbeing of complex mental health patients
June 4, 2024

Dietitians Australia President and Exercise & Sports Science Australia President are renewing their calls for the Government to expand opportunities for people with mental health conditions to access accredited exercise physiologists and accredited practising dietitians as part of their treatment plans.

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MindLabs Introduction to Implementation Science Workshop Spearheads Collaboration
June 3, 2024

The Introduction to Implementation Science (IS) workshop, hosted in April 2024 by Dr. Carmen Crespo, Research Associate at the School of Clinical Medicine at UNSW, was a resounding success. The workshop, held as part of Mindgardens’ MindLabs initiative, aimed to accelerate the transformation of ideas into innovative new treatments and supports for mental wellbeing.

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Emerging researcher appointed to James Packer Chair in Mood Disorders at UNSW
May 9, 2024

Dr Aswin Ratheesh is a leading clinical researcher in mood and psychotic disorders who is passionate about prompt and early access to interventions for people with such conditions.

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Supported education success for youth with mental health challenges
May 7, 2024

Young people who experience serious mental health challenges can successfully continue or re-engage with education if they receive the right support, a new study shows, with almost half of participants returning to education following the program.

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Mindgardens introduces the Lived Experience Framework
May 7, 2024

Mindgardens, a leading translational research organisation specialising in disorders related to the brain, emotions, nervous system and cognitive processes, is proud to announce the launch of the Lived Experience Engagement Framework.

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Youth self-harm program reduces hospitalisations, self-harm and suicide ideation
May 1, 2024

A pilot program to reduce rates of self-harm and suicide in young people, the Youth Brief Intervention Service (YBIS), has resulted in significantly fewer hospitalisations for self-harm and reduced suicide ideation amongst youths aged 12- 25 years.

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Opinion: Pilot program, Keep Quitting in Mind, found one in nine people who smoke and have a severe mental illness quit the habit
April 16, 2024

A smoking cessation pilot program Keep Quitting in Mind – designed specifically for people living with severe mental illness – has helped one in nine participants quit smoking, demonstrating the positive impacts that are possible for an at-risk yet typically overlooked population group. 

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Promising results for smoking cessation program as one in nine participants quit the habit
April 4, 2024

A smoking cessation program, Keep Quitting in Mind (KQIM), for people living with mental illness has resulted in one in nine participants quitting the habit and many others reducing their daily smoking by half.

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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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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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Mindgardens to revolutionise mental health support
April 19, 2023

The Mindgardens Neuroscience Network, which integrates treatments and research for mental health, neurological and alcohol and drug disorders, was officially launched on Tuesday by Member for Wentworth, Mr Dave Sharma MP.

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A/Prof Jackie Curtis appointed Director of Mindgardens
April 19, 2023

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

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Exercise program to support refugee and asylum seeker mental and physical health
April 19, 2023

People from refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds will be able to access an inclusive exercise facility tailored to their needs, following the launch today of the Addi Moves program in Sydney’s inner west.

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Mobile devices support mental health during COVID-19
March 28, 2023

Mindgardens launches collection drive for phones, tablets and computers for telepsychiatry and mental health support apps while face-to-face consultations are suspended

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Australians urged to join global study of COVID-19 mental and physical health impacts
February 17, 2023

Australians are invited to participate in the world largest survey of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical and mental health, to generate new insights that can drive better health policies and investments.

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Global Call to Action to improve vaccine access for people with mental illness
February 17, 2023

During Australia’s national mental health month, an international alliance of people living with mental illness, scientists, public health experts and community leaders, is calling for urgent action towards vaccine equity for people living with mental illness.

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Campaign for better oral health care in severe mental ill health
February 17, 2023

People who experience severe mental ill health urgently need improved access to high quality dentistry and oral health services that respond to their particular needs, according to an international consensus statement.

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A/Prof Jackie Curtis recognised for role in mental health reform
February 1, 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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A new approach to physical health care for people who experience mental illness
January 16, 2023

A new approach to physical health care for people who experience mental illness

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Leadership grant for Mindgardens nutrition researcher Dr Scott Teasdale
December 2, 2022

Mindgardens Neuroscience Network congratulates Dr Scott Teasdale on his award of a five-year NHMRC Investigator Grant in the Emerging Leadership category,

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