Growing Minds Australia is a collaborative formed across Australia for people with expertise and interest in research and clinical trials for child and youth mental health. Growing Minds Australia brings together clinicians, researchers, consumer groups and representatives, policy makers, professional associations and funders. A key focus for Growing Minds Australia is the development of Australia's first clinical trials network for child and youth mental health.
Child and youth mental health conditions have a large individual, family, and society-level impact. As such, there is great need for increased research capacity, funding, and focus on prioritising areas with the greatest knowledge gaps. We're facilitating a range of research projects across a number of mental health specialisations, and are working together to create a child and youth mental health clinical trials research network. You can find out more about our research focus by clicking on 'Researchers', and more about our clinical innovations by clicking on 'Clinicians'.
The Growing Minds Australia project is funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), and is an Australia-wide network of clinicians and researchers and community members committed to championing good mental health for children and young people across the future decades. We're working to put in place Australia's first clinical trials network in child and youth mental heath. Through Growing Minds Australia, we are working alongside administrators, policy-makers, families, children, and young people to transform how child and youth mental healthcare is researched and designed so that all young people have the opportunity to experience the best possible wellbeing and health.
Joining Growing Minds Australia makes you a part of a collective committed to ensuring the accessibility of evidence-based child and youth mental health interventions to all families and young people in Australia. With your help we can make a once in a generation difference to outcomes for children and young people, for mental health and wellbeing.
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Clinical Trials Network for Child and Youth Mental…Clinical trials networks have served now for many years in medical research, where researchers combine efforts on a large scale to identify high-priority questions and implement coordinated research clinical trials. This paper by Hawes et al. (2022) details considerations relevant to the formation of Growing Minds Australia Clinical Trials Network. This group of 60 investigatorsRead More... from Clinical Trials Network for Child and Youth Mental Health
Calling Growing Minds Practitioners – Mental Health Literacy…Dr Emma Austen at University of Melbourne is seeking feedback from mental health clinicians with expertise in child mental health. To support new programs looking to enhance adults’ knowledge of child mental health, our team is in the process of developing and validating a new measure of adults’ mental health literacy for supporting children.Read More... from Calling Growing Minds Practitioners – Mental Health Literacy Validation Survey
Expression of Interest – 2023 Developing Infrastructure for…Expressions of interest (EOIs) are invited from Growing Minds Australia members, to apply for amounts up to $800K to develop clinical trial network (CTN) research infrastructure for ongoing use in the Growing Minds Australia Clinical Trials Network. Please see the below application form for more information regarding the scope of this call and the submissionRead More... from Expression of Interest – 2023 Developing Infrastructure for Child Mental Health Research
Newsletter ArchiveYou can find on this page the archives of all newsletters sent to our members. Check out our Winter 2022 Newsletter, here: GMA Newsletter Winter 2022 Check out our Spring 2022 Newsletter, here: GMA Newsletter Spring 2022 Check out our Summer 2022 Newsletter, here: GMA Newsletter Summer 2022 Check out our Autumn 2023 Newsletter, here:Read More... from Newsletter Archive
Postgraduate Research FellowshipsPostgraduate scholarship for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in child and youth mental health. We’re seeking to engage with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander PhD candidates who would value a research scholarship to work in child and youth mental health research, with a focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community needs.Read More... from Postgraduate Research Fellowships
Non-responders in child and youth mental health –…2022 Growing Minds Australia Research Endorsement Fund Imagine the scenario. You have been struggling at home with your son and daughter. When you ask for help around the house their response is always out of proportion to what you had asked. There are often disagreements and raised voices. There are arguments about the times theyRead More... from Non-responders in child and youth mental health – grant opportunity
GMA-IMPACTGrowing Minds Australia: Improving Mental Health Pathways and Access to Child and Youth Treatments Initiative (GMA IMPACT) GMA IMPACT is an adaptation of the successful Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) program in the UK. GMA IMPACT is an innovative service model that aims to transform provision of child and youth mentalRead More... from GMA-IMPACT
Engaging Fathers in Child and Youth Mental Health…Evidence-based parenting support has been demonstrated to have both immediate and long-term positive effects on children’s wellbeing outcomes. While in the past parenting programs and supports that involved parents had included only mothers, today we know that involving fathers can have important beneficial outcomes for children and young people. It can be challenging for cliniciansRead More... from Engaging Fathers in Child and Youth Mental Health Support