BrainPark

BrainPark investigates lifestyle therapies for people with addiction and compulsive disorders.

Head of the Facility

Professor Murat Yucel

Contact details and opening hours.

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
E: BrainPark@monash.edu
P: +61 3 9902 7275


Brain Park is not currently accepting referrals.

During this interim we would like to invite you to take part in a range of studies currently operating to better understand addiction and mental health.

Brain, Exercise, and addiction trial.


An exercise intervention study to restore ‘brain health’ in cannabis users

  • FREE 12-week exercise program
  • Up to $700 financial compensation
  • Small group training exercise sessions
  • Personalised health reports
  • attending exercise sessions 3 times a week for 12-weeks at BrainPark, Clayton
  • completing questionnaires and cognitive activities
  • completing 2 MRI brain scans (before and after the program)
  • completing 2 brief fitness tests (before and after the program)
  • providing urine, saliva, and hair samples
  • providing a referral from your GP to document your fitness to exercise

What's involved?

  • attending exercise sessions 3 times a week for 12-weeks at BrainPark, Clayton
  • completing questionnaires and cognitive activities
  • completing 2 MRI brain scans (before and after the program)
  • completing 2 brief fitness tests (before and after the program)
  • providing urine, saliva, and hair samples
  • providing a referral from your GP to document your fitness to exercise

Get Started

To find out if this study is right for you, we need to ask you some brief questions about your use of cannabis and other drugs, and your history of mental illness. Your answers are strictly confidential and you will not be asked to provide your name or any identifying information until the end.
The survey will take approximately 1-2 minutes to complete, the link to the survey can be found here.

Contact

Do you have questions about the program?

Further details about the program will be provided after completing the questions in the link above.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact our research team.

Phone: 03 9902 4997

Email 1: joseph.pitt@monash.edu
Email 2: natalie.eckberg@monash.edu

This study has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC): Project Number: 12563