Growing Minds Australia

The vision and mission of Growing Minds Australia is to promote mental health and wellbeing of children, young people, and their families by improving pathways to evidence-based support.


What is Growing Minds Australia?

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.


Why is this important?

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'.


What do we do?

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.

Become a GMA member

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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Once a month we send out an update with the latest developments in Australia's child and youth mental health research, and all the recent activity at Growing Minds Australia. Enter your details by clicking on the link below.

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GMA members - The Sydney Child Behaviour Research Clinic is currently recruiting parents of children aged 2-years to 8-years and 11-months to participate in a research study evaluating the effectiveness of a new, brief, online parenting program. Contact - scbrc@sydney.edu.au https://t.co/ZaFUwsNfE6 View Tweet

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ATTENTION Australian practitioners working in child youth mental health! Here at Growing Minds we want to hear about your perspectives and needs. Please participate and share our survey with your colleagues. You can win one of five $100 gift vouchers, https://t.co/7RZD3a0jVE View Tweet

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GMA is excited to announce an amazing opportunity for PHD's wanting to make a difference in Child Youth Mental Health! Applications for the Postdoctoral Fellowship – GMA School Interventions is now open! Please see link for more information: https://t.co/ykXzTjbTr0 View Tweet