UniSC’s Thompson Institute addresses society’s most pressing mental health issues. We integrate world-class research, clinical services and education under one roof, because it enables fast translation of research breakthroughs into practice. Everything we do is underpinned by neuroscience. This uncovers promising new insights into mental health and how it is linked to our brain structure and function.
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Research at the Thompson Institute
The unique integration of research areas supports fast translation of research breakthroughs into practice.
Education and training
High-quality education for post-graduate students, higher degree researchers, and the community.
Mental health services informed by the latest evidence.
Global PTSD and neuroscience expert to lead Thompson Institute30 Oct
A clinical psychologist rated as one of the world’s top experts in trauma and stress-related disorders has been appointed to lead the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Thompson Institute and its new National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Centre.
Rewired: Young people create day of real conversations on mental health20 Oct
It is billed as an exclusive space for ‘offline, unplugged and real conversations’ for 16 to 25 year olds – and has been designed by a group of Sunshine Coast high school and university students to encourage young people to think a little differently about mental health.
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Contact Thompson Institute
Phone: +61 7 5430 1191
Visit: 12 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya, Queensland
We've started construction of the National PTSD Centre at UniSC's Thompson Institute. This is great news, but it means onsite parking is restricted for the duration of the project. If you are visiting us and have not been asked to park onsite, please allow extra time for locating on-street parking before your appointment.
Thompson Institute (ML59), UniSC
PO Box 5280
SUNSHINE COAST MAIL CENTRE QLD 4560