UniSC's Thompson Institute is a world-class hub for research, teaching and clinical services for Australia's most pressing mental health issues.
Our work is focused around four central themes:
- Clinical services provision
- Advocacy for patients and their carers
- Conducting ground breaking translational Research
- Education and teaching
This integrated CARE model - the first of its kind in Australia - puts us at the forefront of research for some of Australia's most pressing mental health issues, including dementia, suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder and youth mental health.
The Thompson Institute is named after local philanthropists Roy and Nola Thompson, who donated A$7 million to building the project in 2015, followed by a further A$3.6 million for MRI imaging equipment.
In 2017, the Australian Government allocated $5 million to help the Thompson Institute create clinical treatment programs to improve youth mental health and support suicide prevention.