Mental disorders contribute more than 19% of the disease burden and account for nearly 10% of health system costs, but receive less than 9% of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

That’s why we rely on your help to improve the future for one in five Australians who experience a mental illness, as well as the families and communities that support them.

As well as the expertise and dedication that our researchers contribute, research requires funding to achieve results.


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