Sent: Wednesday, 3 March 2021
After last year's COVID-19 obstacles, the Australian Rotary Health Board of Directors was pleased to finally have the opportunity to meet face to face in Sydney for our February Board meeting (although a few Directors still attended over Zoom). This was also the first Board meeting with PDG Kevin Shadbolt as Chairman. 

Some highlights of the meeting included plans to launch a new symposium and research focus area in 2022. More details about this are coming soon. 

Supporters News

Last week the Rotary Club of Blacktown City Inc. hosted a launch of 'Let the Pedals Lift the Lid' on the Blacktown Village Green to encourage members of the community to get involved.

The Rotary Club of Sorrento was the latest club to host a successful LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health event on Sunday February 28.

More than 180 walkers joined the event, with all proceeds to support mental health research through Australian Rotary Health. 

To get your Club involved or check out any upcoming events, visit the Lift the Lid Walk website.

Research Updates


‘Re-Train Your Brain’ Officially Launched 

A brain training program for young people living with social anxiety and alcohol use problems was launched last week, led by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) researcher, Dr Katrina Prior

Neuroinflammation & Long-Term Effects on the Brain and Wellbeing

A new PhD study funded by Australian Rotary Health will explore the links between neuroinflammation and comorbid Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

We're Inviting You to Ask the Experts


Email your questions to: and we will select a question each month for one of our mental health researchers to answer. 

Research Findings Snapshots
From Our Podcast

Click the image to watch a small snapshot from episode 9 with Professor Helen Christensen, talking about her research on a suicide prevention web-based app called Living With Deadly Thoughts. 
To watch the full episode with Prof Christensen, click here.
Click the image to watch a small snapshot from episode 10 with Professor Ron Rapee, talking about the impact the Cool Kids Program has had on young people with anxiety. 
To watch the full episode with Prof Rapee, click here. 

Professor Rapee also talked about the Cool Kids Program recently on RN Breakfast with Fran Kell. Listen here.

Podcast Episodes

Stay tuned for episode 30 with Dr Alana Fisher, out tomorrow! 
In case you missed them, here are all the Podcast episodes
available on PodBean: