Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience – Thompson Institute - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience – Thompson Institute

Integrating mental health and neurological research, teaching and clinical services.

About the Institute
A world-class facility for mental health and neurological research, teaching, advocacy and clinical services.

The unique integration of research areas supports fast translation of research breakthroughs into practice.


High-quality education for post-graduate students, higher degree researchers, and the community.

Peer clinic at Thompson Institute

Systems change advocacy centred on promoting Lived Experience engagement in education and research.

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Clinical Services

Mental health services informed by the latest evidence.

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EMERALD proactive mental wellbeing program

An evidence-based program for adults experiencing early signs that their mental wellbeing needs proactive attention

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Healthy Brain Ageing Clinic

A ground-breaking research program that offers support to significantly reduce dementia risk through lifestyle changes

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Latest news

USC Newsroom
Study finds potential treatment to reduce chronic suicidality
8 February

A new study from USC Australia has found that oral doses of ketamine administered in a clinical setting can provide a rapid-acting treatment for chronic suicidality.

Research busts mental health coping myth
21 December 2020

People with extreme psychological distress have exceeded the limits of their own resources, and need support from others to cope, according to new research led by USC Australia.

Research finds new way to help frail older people
30 September 2020

A $6.9 million global research project involving USC as the only Australian partner has developed a new monitoring and intervention system to slow or even reverse the progression of frailty among older adults.

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Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience – Thompson Institute
12 Innovation Parkway
Birtinya, QLD, 4575

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