Understanding the effects of antipsychotic medication on the brains of young people
A new study led by Professor Alex Fornito that examines young people who have just developed psychosis has moved one step closer to understanding how treatment with antipsychotic medications affects the brain.
Supporting cognitive and mental health in young Australians
With almost 75% of all mental health illnesses beginning in adolescence and young adulthood, the University years are a critical period of vulnerability for mental ill-health. The Turner Institute is driving several co-led initiatives aimed at
New trial to test effect of preventative lifestyle interventions on dementia
A new study led by Associate Professor Yen Ying Lim at the Turner Institute will investigate the preventative potential of lifestyle interventions in slowing down cognitive decline associated with dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease.
COPE Initiative receives award for excellence during pandemic
The COVID-19 Outbreak Public Evaluation (COPE) Initiative, led by Fulbright Scholar and Monash student, Mark Czeisler and Professor Shantha Rajaratnam in collaboration with Austin Health, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Turner Clinics: Providing community-based support
A key message to come out of the Royal Commission is the need for improved community-based support for good mental health and wellbeing. The Turner Clinics sit at the heart of our community strategy, delivering clinical services and innovative
Turner Institute welcomes focus on research, innovation and prevention in Royal Commission recommendations
March 2 saw the highly anticipated release of the final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System. The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health welcomed the Commission’s clear preventative stance in addressing the
Athlete sleep impacted during COVID-19 lockdown
A Monash University study into the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown and mandatory quarantine on athletes found many benefited from improved sleep patterns and mental health, while an increase in screen time and reduced exposure to outdoor light
Welcome to Professor Judith Gullifer
The Turner Institute is delighted to welcome Professor Judith Gullifer, who recently joined as the new Director of Education within the School of Psychological Sciences.