About the Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission
The Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission is investing $125 million in innovative mental health research.
Why it is important
This Mission supports research to improve mental health by translating research outcomes into practice.
More than 3.8 million Australians aged between 16 and 85 experience a mental illness each year. We need ongoing research into mental illness so we can reduce its impact on people’s lives.
The Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission will support research that addresses key national mental health priorities. It specifically encourages research to be translated into practice.
The objective of this Mission is to help an extra one million people be part of new approaches to mental health prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Meeting our objectives
The Million Minds Mission Roadmap advises the Minister for Health and Aged Care on the strategic priorities for research investment through the Mission.
The Mission’s second Expert Advisory Panel that was appointed in April 2022 has revised the Roadmap and developed an Implementation Plan. As part of this process, the Expert Advisory Panel considered the findings of the review of the Mission. Public consultation on the Roadmap and Implementation Plan opened on 28 October 2022 and closed on 1 December 2022. Submissions through the consultation will be used to inform any further development of the Roadmap and Implementation Plan by the Expert Advisory Panel.
We will monitor the Mission in accordance with the principles and approach detailed in the MRFF Monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy.
Who we work with
The Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission Expert Advisory Panel advises the government about the Mission.
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funds this initiative.
Our Health and Medical Research Office oversees this and other MRFF Missions.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) administers this Mission.
Apply for funding
View the MRFF grants calendar to see which grants are open, when applications close and when we expect to award funding.
Register with GrantConnect to receive notifications about future funding opportunities under this Mission.
See a list of all MRFF grant recipients.
Monitoring, evaluation and learning
In 2021-22 we commissioned the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) to review this Mission. The review looked at:
- investments made through the Mission and other MRFF initiatives involving mental health
- how international research models and approaches could apply in Australia
- progress made towards the Mission’s goals
- any ways to improve the alignment of the Mission’s goals with its implementation.
Read the outcomes of the Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission Review.
Learn more about MRFF monitoring, evaluation and learning.
For more information, contact us.