Mental health research

One in seven young Australians experience a mental health condition. That alarming statistic is equivalent to an estimated 560,000 children and adolescents needing our help to identify better treatments and support programs.

By funding research to advance the understanding of mental health conditions, we can identify ways to better support and care for vulnerable children and adolescents.

Through your support, mental health research currently being funded includes:

  • A research project trialing a new therapy for young people experiencing anxiety and depression
  • A study aiming to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth by implementing a framework designed by the community to reduce suicide and self-harm
  • In collaboration with Children’s Health Queensland and the University of Queensland, the Children’s Hospital Foundation is proudly supporting research involving the role of genetic and other familial influences on the development and persistence of psychopathology