AFFIRM - The Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research
AFFIRM is a unique organisation in Australia in funding and advocating for the importance of mental health research. One in five Australians will experience mental illness in their lifetime, but effective prevention and intervention programs require that these disorders be understood.
Good quality research in mental health can make a real difference to the lives of those who are touched by mental illness. However, more research is urgently required in order to combat the burden of mental health disorders in the Australian community.
Furthermore, mental health research received approximately 3.3% of total Research and Development in health in Australia. This is astounding since depression contributes disproportionately to the disease burden in Australia. AFFIRM supports innovative research of the highest professional and ethical standard designed to further our understanding of mental health issues and develop practical and effective prevention and intervention programs to reduce their burden.
By investing in mental health research, AFFIRM is investing in the mental health and well-being of Australians. By supporting AFFIRM, you can make a difference too.
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