NeuRA has launched a new online seminar series on mental health research and discoveries to make more information about neuroscience accessible to the community.
NeuRAtalks.org provides access to a range of seminars discussing bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, sleep health, building resilience and promising new treatments in chronic pain.
Director and CEO Professor Peter Schofield said the online seminar series was an exciting opportunity to share knowledge on neuroscience with the community, especially with those living in rural and remote areas.
“In recent years our understanding and awareness of mental health disorders has grown, however online information is often targeted to clinicians and mental health practitioners,” Professor Schofield said.
“At NeuRA, we’re transforming how the latest neuroscience research and insights are shared, to ensure those living with mental health disorders, or who have a loved one affected, can find out the latest information on research developments in an easy to understand and educational format.”
Seminars will be released weekly. The current seminar series for November includes a critical look at research options in Schizophrenia and breakthrough information being led by NeuRA’s Prof Cyndi Shannon-Weickert on the role of the immune system in mental health.
Earlier in 2017, NeuRA began making knowledge and research more accessible with the launch of the NeuRA Discovery Portal. The first of the online libraries in the Discovery Portal is the Schizophrenia Library which features over 450 carefully curated pages, with downloadable information sheets for the community, and technical sheets for the practitioner or specialist.
“NeuRAtalks.org is the next step in sharing our work with a global audience via a digital platform and we hope people living in rural areas will find the ability to access more seminars online around brain and spine discoveries and cures to be of comfort and support,” said Professor Schofield.
Watch the neuroscience seminar series here.