Thompson Institute - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Thompson Institute

Transforming lives through mental health research, training and treatment

Trusted. Trailblazing.

USC’s Thompson Institute addresses society’s most pressing mental health issues.

We're the only facility in Australia to integrate world-class research, clinical services and education under one roof, enabling fast translation of the latest research breakthroughs into cutting-edge mental health practice.

Everything we do at the Institute is underpinned by the latest neuroscience, which uncovers promising new insights into mental health and how it is linked to our brain structure and function.

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Our integrated programs


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.

Clinical Services

Mental health services informed by the latest evidence.

Meet our team

Get to know the people transforming lives through mental health research, training and treatment.

Latest news

New National PTSD Centre brings new hope to trauma survivors
13 Apr

A mental health counsellor, who was seven-years-old when she saw her mother electrocuted, says a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder research centre on the Sunshine Coast could help change the lives of millions across Australia.

Suicide prevention, mental health programs boosted by $3.9m fund
11 Apr

The University of the Sunshine Coast’s mental health and suicide prevention programs will continue to support the Sunshine Coast community thanks to a commitment of federal funding to USC’s Thompson Institute.

$12.2 million to build National PTSD Centre, boost mental health research
30 Mar

A national Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Centre will be established at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Thompson Institute, following the allocation of $12.2 million to the Institute in last night’s Federal Budget.

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