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

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Thompson Institute

Integrating mental health and neurological research, teaching and clinical services.

About the Institute
A world-class facility for mental health and neurological research, teaching, advocacy and clinical services.

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.

Peer clinic at Thompson Institute

Systems change advocacy centred on promoting community engagement.

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Clinical Services

Mental health services informed by the latest evidence.

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EMERALD proactive mental wellbeing program

An evidence-based program for adults experiencing early signs that their mental wellbeing needs proactive attention

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Healthy Brain Ageing Clinic

A ground-breaking research program that offers support to significantly reduce dementia risk through lifestyle changes

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Latest news

USC Newsroom
Brain tissue boosted after six-week treatment for chronic suicidality
2 November

Neuroscience researchers from USC Australia have found a link between low-dose ketamine treatment and increased grey matter volume in areas of the brain associated with depression and suicidality.

Graduate milestone for USC’s Thompson Institute
29 September

USC Australia celebrated a milestone in boosting the region’s expertise in mental health and neuroscience with the graduation of the first students to complete postgraduate coursework at USC’s Thompson Institute.

Passion for Coast community leads to award
24 September

Having dedicated her career to helping others, including addressing high suicide rates on the Sunshine Coast, Elise Jione of USC’s Thompson Institute has won a top award for her work.

Contact Thompson Institute

Thompson Institute, USC
12 Innovation Parkway
Birtinya, QLD, 4575

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