September 13, 2019  Print

For World Mental Health Day (10 October), WIMR is hosting a Community Information Session, focused on depression.


World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health, how it affects Australians and their families, and how researchers are striving to make a difference to those affected.

On Thursday 10 October, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) is hosting a Community Information Session, focused on depression.

The World Health Organization recognises depression as the leading cause of disability worldwide. While treatment options exist, there is currently no way for doctors to predict how patients will respond.

WIMR researchers are focused on understanding how depression develops, as well as how we can predict an individual’s response to antidepressant medication, enabling them faster access to the right medication.

The Community Information Session will feature presentations from researchers in WIMR's Brain Dynamics Centre.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about what depression is and how depression develops, and how research at WIMR can change the quality of life and treatment options for those affected.

There will also be a Q&A portion for you to gain a more in-depth insight into WIMR’s mental health research.

The event is free to attend, but registrations are essential. Light refreshments will be served at the event.

Regsiter below or visit to register for the event.