ANU Associate Professor Philip Batterham wins NHMRC mental health funding

Friday, December 1, 2017 — ANU Associate Professor Philip Batterham has won $352,000 in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding round to find better mental health treatments and care.

Each year four million Australians experience some form of mental illness and health and medical research is critical to addressing this growing and significant health challenge.

Dr Batterham from the National Institute for Mental Health Research at ANU said the funding would be used to examine ways to improve the reach and impact of existing evidence-based programs that are designed to prevent and treat mental health issues in the community.

“We know that there are many programs available that can improve the mental health of the community,” Dr Batterham said.

“I’m excited about this grant as it will enable us to test better ways to connect people in need of help with great programs that have already been developed.”