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Led by some of the top mental health researchers in Australia, Embrace brings together a network of researchers and partners to find new ways to help kids at the lowest times in their lives – when they’re experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide or self-harm.

Embrace Co-directors:

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Embrace research is conducted under three streams defined by key developmental age ranges:

Maggie Dent's Story

Nic Naitanui's Story

Meet Fiona

Meet Ashleah

Meet Drew