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Mind Medicine Australia in the News

Healing the planet's suffering with plant medicines

Paul Austin, The Third Wave Podcast, 4 August, 2020

In this wide-ranging podcast, Tania de Jong and Paul F. Austin talk about mental health, surviving trauma, the mind-altering power of music, catapulting into the cosmos with psychedelics, kangaroos, and folding umbrellas.

Listen to the podcast here.

Mind Revealing Medicines

The Project, Channel 10, July, 2020

Calls to Beyond Blue have increased by 60% during the COVID-19 crisis. Mind Medicine Australia's Tania de Jong AM and Dr Prash Puspanathan are interviewed by The Project on the radical need for innovation in mental health treatments now. Joel Harrop, ex-ADF veteran also shares his story and credits these medicines for saving his life.

Mental Health and Creativity with Tania de Jong

Mark Dorman, Making Wave Podcast, July, 2020

Tania and podcast host, Mark Dorman, talk about innovative therapies for mental health, resilience, and creativity and how to keep our voices strong and creative during tough times.

Listen to the podcast here.

Mind Medicine Australia – Psychedelic Stocks Webinar Presentation

Sharecafe, Jun 25, 2020

Peter Hunt AM, Founder, Mind Medicine Australia presents at the ShareCafe Psychedelic Stocks Webinar on June 19, 2020.

Move over medicinal cannabis; the latest in psychedelic drug solutions

Boardroom.MEDIA, 19 June, 2020

Boardroom.Media CEO Will Canty talks to Peter Hunt AM, Chairman of Mind Medicine Australia about the emerging psychedelic sector and its potential in treating mental illness.

How psychedelic drugs could help our veterans

9News, 17 June, 2020

9News can reveal the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) has met with Mind Medicine Australia to discuss a plan to give ADF veterans and first responders special medical access to psychedelic therapy to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addiction.

Turn On, Tune In But Don’t Drop Out: The Pending Boom In Psychedelic Medicines

Tim Boreham, Sharecafe, Jun 16, 2020

Co-founder of Mind Medicine Australia, Peter Hunt AM is interviewed by Tim Boreham of Sharecafe.

Is MDMA Therapy the modern day answer for our Mental Health?

Tom Tilley, Jan Fran, Annika Smethurst and Jamila Rizvi, The Briefing, 12 June, 2020

Experts are warning Coronavirus will have a huge impact on our mental health. Mind Medicine Australia board member, former Liberal minister Andrew Robb AO discusses the potential of psychedelic drugs to help solve this crisis.
The program starts at 8:18.

The Tripp Report Interview with Tania de Jong AM, Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia

Zach Haigney, The Tripp Report, Jun 10, 2020

Co-founder of Mind Medicine Australia, Tania de Jong AM is interviewed by Zack Haigney of the Tripp Report. Tania speaks about the gaps about the psychedelic landscape Down Under and the mission of Mind Medicine Australia.

Tania de Jong interviewed by the ABC's Libbi Gorr

Libbi Gorr, The Weekend Life, 17 May, 2020

Tania de Jong AM, co-founder and Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia is interviewed by the ABC's Libbi Gorr on the history of psychedelic treatments and the progress being made here in Australia to make them available.

Psychedelic therapy is the best thing I've done, but I can't recommend it

60 Minutes Australia, May 13, 2020

A new organisation, Mind Medicine Australia, is seeking to make treatment available more widely. They're training therapists so that skilled, experienced professionals can add this tool to their therapy kit.

Australia Gets Psychedelic: Professor David Nutt on the Upcoming International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness

Wesley Thoricatha, Psychedelic Times, May 12, 2020

Australian charity Mind Medicine Australia is hosting the first-ever International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness this coming November in Melbourne.

Tania de Jong interviewed by the ABC's Richard Glover

Richard Glover, ABC Drive, 23 April, 2020

Tania de Jong AM, co-founder and Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia is interviewed by the ABC's Richard Glover on the progress of psychedelic treatments in Australia.

Andrew Robb and Tania de Jong: Innovation needed in mental health treatment

Andrew Robb AO and Tania de Jong AM, The Saturday Paper, April 18, 2020

In the wake of Covid-19, mental health experts are warning the trauma caused by the lockdown, employment loss and anxiety associated with the pandemic could be far higher than the physical health impacts of the virus itself. If we are serious about solving our deepening mental health crisis, we need to focus on innovation in treatments as an urgent priority.

Read the article as a pdf here.

Holocaust Trauma, Psilocybin and the Fight for Psychedelic Therapy with Tania de Jong

Stuart Preston, Stoned Ape Podcast, 25 April, 2020

In this episode, Tania de Jong, shares her story of trauma stemming from her family’s holocaust survival and her journey into psychedelics, as well as the amazing work she and her husband are doing in the non-profit field of psychedelic therapy. Please enjoy this episode with Tania de Jong.

Listen to the podcast here.

Mind Medicine Australia urges psychedelic drugs for mental health treatment during COVID-19

Steve Austin, Drive, 16 April, 2020

The ABC's Steve Austin interviews Mind Medicine Australia's, Andrew Robb AO on the psychological toll the COVID-19 pandemic is having on individuals and the use of Psychedelic medicines to treat mental health illnesses such as depression during the coronavirus pandemic.

The interview starts at 39:00 minutes into the program.

Listen to the interview here.

Mind Medicine Australia urges psychedelic drugs for mental health treatment during COVID-19

Elizabeth Daoud, 7NEWS, 16 April, 2020

Psychedelic drugs could be used to treat mental health illnesses such as depression during the coronavirus pandemic, if one charity gets its way. Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) believes every Australian living with a mental health illness should have access to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

Coronavirus pandemic could trigger a spike in mental illness — this organisation thinks psychedelic drugs will help

Kevin Nguyen and Paige Cockburn, ABC News, 16 April, 2020

A more drastic approach involving the introduction of psychedelic drugs for therapy is needed to tackle the psychological impact of coronavirus shutdowns in Australia, a mental health charity has warned.

Psychedelic Drugs Could Help Mental Health During COVID-19 Crisis

Brian Carlton: The Spoonman, Triple M, 16 April, 2020

Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) is driving a new campaign to introduce psychedelic drugs for mental health treatment during COVID-19. MMA Board Member and former coalition MP Andrew Robb explains why psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy could be beneficial to Australians struggling during the coronavirus shutdowns across the country.

Listen to the interview here.

Scientists say MDMA could help treat mental health in a post-lockdown world

Brit Dawson, DAZED, 15 April, 2020

A charity in Australia has said that psychedelic drugs should be used as treatment to tackle the psychological impact of coronavirus quarantine.

Mind Medicine Australia calls for URGENT Mental Health Innovation Taskforce to tackle the mental health pandemic sparked by Covid-19

Mind Medicine Australia, April, 2020

Mental health charity Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) calls for and strongly supports all recommendations to form a Mental Health Innovation Taskforce to be immediately established in order to guide the government in planning the next steps to manage the increasing mental health pandemic triggered by Covid-19 and the recent bushfires tragedy.

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Come on the Trip of Compassion

Mandy Nolan, Byron Echo, 4 March, 2020

Tania de Jong and Peter Hunt are the trailblaizing founders of Mind Medicine Australia, a not for profit organisation committed to promoting the development of research-based and regulatory-approved psychedelic medicines in Australia.

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Talking Point: LSD, ecstasy, shrooms can be medicine

Greg Barns, The Mercury, 24 February, 2020

A new attitude to illicit drugs could have huge health benefits.

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Mind Medicine Australia celebrates its First Anniversary

Mind Medicine Australia, 12 February, 2020

Today, Mind Medicine Australia turns one year old! In our first year, we have made remarkable progress in growing public awareness of Medicine-Assisted Therapy in Australia.

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Lack of Effective Treatment Options for Major Mental Illnesses and the Need for Innovation

Mind Medicine Australia, 20 January, 2020

Submission to the Mental Health Inquiry 2020

How A Single Psilohuasca Experience Helped Catapult Australia Into The Psychedelics Space

18 February, 2020

After her first encounter with plant medicines, Tania de Jong decided to devote her life to legalising them.

Mind Medicine Australia moves on psychedelics

Peter Stilla, Medium, 17 January, 2020

The story of Mind Medicine Australia and the future of psychiatric treatment in Australia began inauspiciously enough.

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Premier Melbourne Screenings- Fantastic Fungi

Mind Medicine Australia, January, 2020

Mind Medicine Australia is proud to the present the Melbourne premier of Fantastic Fungi. An exploration of Mycelium that is the very foundation of life on this planet - not only for our species but for so many species on this Earth that we love and we can work with it to restore our planet.

Premier Byron Bay Screening- Trip of Compassion

Mind Medicine Australia, January, 2020

Mind Medicine Australia is thrilled to announce a screening of the acclaimed documentary Trip of Compassion in Byron Bay, NSW.

Richard Nixon’s ‘war on drugs’ claims casualties every day

Andrew Robb, The Australian, 21 November, 2019

Andrew Robb, a former minister for trade and investment and Non- Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia, considers whether Australian regulators need to get the ball rolling to reclassify psychedelics from the most restrictive drug category to one that accommodates medicinal use. If it works, what have we got to lose?

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Andrew Robb tunes in to curative power of psychedelics

Luke Slattery, The Australian, 20 November, 2019

A raft of reputable studies have shown these and other psychedelics, such as LSD, to be effectiv­e in treating severe depression and psychological trauma, as well as addiction.

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Media Release from Hon Andrew Robb AO

Non-Executive Director, Mind Medicine Australia, November, 2019

The Hon Andrew Robb announces his appointment to the Board of Mind Medicine Australia.

Banker's magic mushroom experiment pays off

Jill Margo, The Australian Financial Review, 18 October, 2019

Peter Hunt, the former chairman of Greenhill, flew to the Netherlands to take psilocybin. He says "it was like pushing a reset button" on his brain. With partner Tania de Jong, they are funding the use of psychedelics to treat mental illness.

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Trip of a lifetime

Fiona Macdonald, Vogue Australia, September, 2019

An increasing number of overstressed and anxious Australians are ditching modern medicine and reaching for psychedelics to treat their mental health.

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Psychedelic mental health treatment expected to be approved in Australia within five years

Lisa Martin, The Guardian, July, 2019

Victorian government urged to help fund and establish psychedelic medicine centre

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Trip into the unknown as medical studies spark a psychedelic renaissance

Luke Slattery, The Australian, 13 July, 2019

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Letter from Dr Simon Longstaff AO

Director, Mind Medicine Australia, June, 2019

Psychedelics to treat mental illness? Australian researchers are giving it a go.

Martin Williams, Monash University, Stephen Bright, Edith Cowan University, The Conversation, April 24, 2019

The Psychedelic Renaissance

Australian Science, March / April, 2019

Psychedelics, addiction, and mental health

All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, February 24, 2019

Australia’s psychedelic drug trial

The Saturday Paper, February 23, 2019

Australia’s psychedelic drug trial

The Saturday Paper, February 23, 2019

The Conversation Hour: Ginger Gorman, Martin Williams, and Tania de Jong

The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine, ABC 3AW, February 19, 2019 (from 35:20)

$1m Kicked into campaign for magic mushroom therapy

The Sydney Morning Herald, February 9, 2019

PRISM and St Vincents psilocybin trial for the terminally ill supported by Mind Medicine Australia and The Vasudhara Foundation

Are psychedelics the new anti-depressants?

Radio National, March 24, 2019

Palliative Care to try "Magic Mushies"

Western Australian, January 15, 2019

Magic Medicine - Mushroom therapy for the terminally ill

Herald Sun, January 15, 2019, page 1

Magic Mushroom trial to begin at Melbourne hospital

3AW, Ross and John, January 15, 2019

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