Additional $20 million for research into mental health and suicide prevention

The Australian Government is providing more than $20 million additional funding through the Medical Research Future Fund for research to improve mental health care and reduce suicide rates in Australia.

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Almost half of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetimes, and as we battle COVID-19 it’s more important than ever that we prioritise mental health. 

The Government's Medical Research Future Fund is providing new grants for:

  • rapid research on the mental health impacts of COVID-19
  • suicide prevention research
  • research to improve mental health treatment using pharmacogenomics (how genetics can affect a person’s response to certain drugs)

For more details, see the media release.

The MRFF provides these grants under 2 of its initiatives:

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