New grant to support ground-breaking research into wellbeing and resilience

30 Apr 2015
New grant to support ground-breaking research into wellbeing and resilience

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) proudly announces a ground-breaking grant that has been generously provided by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation. 

The grant was announced as support for SAHMRI’s Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, which will be launched tonight by the Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia. 

These important funds will be directed towards an action research project called ‘Resilient Futures’ and will measure and build resilience and wellbeing amongst 850 disadvantaged young people across Adelaide. 

This grant will be given in a co-funding partnership with the Wyatt Trust, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected private philanthropic foundations. 

SAHMRI’s Executive Director, Professor Steve Wesselingh, said that SAHMRI’s important research work would not be possible without the support of private donors and philanthropic Foundations like the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation. 

“This type of support enables our researchers to open up new areas of enquiry and action research,” Professor Wesselingh said. 

“Already SAHMRI researchers are moving down new paths that hold strong possibilities for the future treatment of patients.” 

The South Australian Government committed to establish SAHMRI in 2008, and the Federal Government allocated $200 million to build the state of the art research facility, located on North Terrace in Adelaide. In December 2009, SAHMRI was incorporated as the state’s first independent flagship health and medical research institute. 

As a new entity, SAHMRI is significantly increasing the nation’s capacity for leading scientific research.