Children who experience challenges or adversities during their childhood are 6-10 times more likely to develop mental health problems later on in life.

The Centre of Research Excellence in Childhood Adversity and Mental Health aims to bring together people with lived experience and their families, practitioners, educators, researchers and policy makers from education, health and human services in a concerted effort to prevent the significant mental health morbidity load of depression, anxiety problems and suicidality experienced by children living in adversity and exposed to adverse childhood experiences.

The Centre of Research Excellence in Childhood Adversity and Mental Health is a five year research program co-funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Beyond Blue.

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