To create news ways of working and solving problems at scale, Mindgardens will create clear thematic research programs on core medical topic areas and cross-topic themes. These will both be supported by shared functions and platforms to maximise effectiveness and efficiency.
The initial set of core topic themes will be in 2 strategic disease burden categories:
1] Mental Health (including Drug & Alcohol, Depression, Suicide, Behavioural Change and the Developmental Brain) 2] Ageing (including Dementia, Healthy Ageing, Neurological Diseases)
Initial cross-topic themes will be:
- Early intervention
- Longitudinal/Clinical Data/Outcome linkage
- Integrated models of care
- Social and environmental context
- Behavioural change.
These core topic and cross-topic themes will be supported by the following platforms / infrastructure:
- one-stop-shop clinics
- data and ICT platform
- common research infrastructure.