In high-income countries like Australia, mental disorders are the leading cause of disease burden in people aged under 25 years.
Led by Professor James Scott from his position at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the Child and Youth Mental Health Research Group aims to improve the health and wellbeing of young Australians and reduce the burden of illness that accompanies mental disorders.
The groups’ research traverses four focus areas:
In the past five years, the child and youth mental health research program has been awarded more than $5million in competitive grant funding resulting in more than one hundred publications. This substantial body of clinical and public health research has made an important impact on the lives of young people experiencing mental health problems.
We have a range of projects being undertaken below.
For complete staff bios and contact details, visit: Child and Youth Mental Health Stream Staff
Professor James Scott is primarily based at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute where he heads the Child and Youth Mental Health Research Group.
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The Park Centre for Mental Health Treatment,
Research and Education, Wacol,
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