Mind Medicine Australia in the News
Mad in America, 3 October, 2020
Mind Medicine Australia's Executive Director and Co-Founder, Tania de Jong AM explains why she established Mind Medicine Australia and how it aims to help alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness in Australia through expanding the treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients.
Lad Bible, 16 September, 2020
Researchers have been campaigning for Australian authorities to reschedule some illegal drugs so that they can be investigated for any medicinal benefits. Their efforts have started to pay off as the first official steps have been made to get their legal status changed. Mind Medicine Australia has submitted the first applications to Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in order to research psilocybin and MDMA.
Ari Delashmut, Ari in the Air Podcast, 26 September, 2020
In this wide-ranging podcast, Tania de Jong AM speaks to podcast host Ari Delashmutt about the work that Mind Medicine Australia is doing to allow psychedelic treatments for clinical use in Australia.
Mamamia, The Quicky Podcast, 4 September, 2020
In this wide-ranging podcast, Tania de Jong AM relates that studies are being done with psychedelic drugs in various ways hoping that they might be a silver bullet for the treatment of mental illness. Since the widespread use of them in the 1960s and their links to the counterculture of the time, the drugs haven't been taken seriously - until now.
Will Australia be the First Country to Reap the Benefits of Psychedelic Medicines? Rescheduling Proposal Submitted to TGA
Psilocybin Alpha, 10 September, 2020
On the 1st of September the nonprofit Mind Medicine Australia submitted a proposal to the Australian Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA), the regulatory body in charge of the island country’s drug scheduling. This proposal was submitted in hopes of reclassifying psilocybin and MDMA from prohibited substances to controlled medicines.
Byron Healing, 9 September, 2020
NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann recently hosted an online webinar with Tania de Jong AM and Peter Hunt AM from Mind Medicine Australia, looking at the emerging role of psychedelics in mental health treatment.
Newcastle Herald, 4 September, 2020
A psychiatrist has called for people suffering from treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] to be allowed access to MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. Dr Stuart Saker, whose practice is based in Toronto near Newcastle, NSW, said many of his patients were military veterans and emergency service workers.
Campus Review, 4 September, 2020
Mind Medicine Australia is seeking a rescheduling of psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) and MDMA (or ecstasy) by Australia’s Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) so they can be potentially used in the treatment of mental illness in the future.
ABC, 2 September, 2020
Mind Medicine Australia, a not-for-profit that wants psychiatrists to be able to use these drugs in therapy sessions, has applied to the national health regulator to enable mental health professionals to more easily access these medicines.
Mind Medicine Australia Submits Australian-First Application for the Rescheduling of Psilocybin and MDMA
Mind Medicine Australia, 1 September, 2020
Mind Medicine Australia has submitted Australia’s first applications to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to reschedule Psilocybin and MDMAso that they can be more easily used as part of clinical therapies for the treatment of major classes of mental illness.
Pro Bono Australia, Aug 24, 2020
Tania de Jong AM, co-founder of charity Mind Medicine Australia, says current treatment options are unable to adequately address the “mental health tsunami” being created by the COVID crisis.
HiveLife, Jun 12, 2020
Meet Melbourne charity Mind Medicine Australia. They’re tackling depression, anxiety, and PTSD with psychedelic-assisted therapy.
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.
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.
Sharecafe, Jun 25, 2020
Peter Hunt AM, Founder, Mind Medicine Australia presents at the ShareCafe Psychedelic Stocks Webinar on June 19, 2020.
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.
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.
Tim Boreham, Sharecafe, Jun 16, 2020
Co-founder of Mind Medicine Australia, Peter Hunt AM is interviewed by Tim Boreham of Sharecafe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 February, 2020
After her first encounter with plant medicines, Tania de Jong decided to devote her life to legalising them.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Lisa Martin, The Guardian, July, 2019
Victorian government urged to help fund and establish psychedelic medicine centre
Luke Slattery, The Australian, 13 July, 2019
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