Almost one in two Australian adults experience mental illness in their lifetime. Many of us have personally grappled with a mental health condition, or have extended support to colleagues, friends or family.
The personal and professional cost to individuals from all walks of life, and the social and economic costs to our society, are significant.
Recognising this, Flinders University has established the Órama Institute, uniquely bringing together our University’s existing research strengths with those of our external partners.
Spanning our expertise in psychiatry, psychology, allied health, engineering, social science, public health and education. Órama represents a unique and comprehensive blend of research capabilities that utilise our health infrastructure extending from Adelaide and regional South Australia, through the centre of Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Together with our partners and supporters, the Órama Institute will develop new solutions and deliver real-world outcomes to revolutionise how we understand, treat and one day, hopefully, prevent mental illness.