Mind Medicine Australia’s Progress and Achievements Since 2019
In our first three and a half years, we have made remarkable progress in growing public awareness of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy in Australia. We are seeing a paradigm shift in the curiosity, acceptance, and interest in the use of psilocybin and MDMA-assisted therapy for depression, addiction, PTSD
A message from Dr Simon Longstaff AO
Few measures better reveal the character of society than its approach to those who suffer.
What legacy would you like to leave? Speech by Mark Turner MLA to the NT Parliament on Weds 18 May 2022
Today, I would like to ask the people in this room a simple question: What legacy would you like to leave when your time in parliament ends? I ask this question because, as parliamentarians, one of our key priorities is the health and well-being of the people in our electorate.
If the Medicine Works Shouldn’t We All Have Access to it? A Recent Poll of Australians Says Yes We Should By Scott Leckie and Tania de Jong AM
The painful COVID-era will fade but it will never be forgotten. This unanticipated period will be remembered for many things - death, suffering, economic and social disruptions and words like lockdown, iso, quarantine, social distancing, Zoom, omicron…
Social Media Attacks and Ethical Issues in the Psychedelic Sector – Why can’t we all get on together for the greater good? By Peter Hunt AM
Tania and I started Mind Medicine Australia three years ago because we wanted to help people who are suffering from mental illness, particularly treatment resistant mental illness.
Shadow Work and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies by Nigel Denning
Shadow work is a term coined by Carl Jung, the Swiss Psychoanalyst and close collaborator of Sigmund Freud. It refers to working with all the aspects of the mind that are obscured or hidden from view. When we gaze up into the night sky we are often met by the glow of the moon.
Psychedelic Healing Stories from Australia: Daniel’s Experience with DMT and Psilocybin
In this blog series, we are sharing some of the healing stories from our recent book: Psychedelic Healing Stories from Australia. In this blog, we share the story of Daniel, 39 y.o. Student (Mental Health/Addiction Studies) and his experiences with DMT and Psilocybin.
Will Australia take a lead in psychedelic therapy? By Kevin Ke
On September 30th 2021, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia published an eagerly awaited report on the use of psychedelics in treating mental health conditions.
The Ethics and Importance of the Role of Therapists in Working in Non-Ordinary States By Dr Traill Dowie and Nigel Denning
We would like to say something about the ethics and importance of the role of therapists in working in non-ordinary states.
Anyone for a Magic Mushroom Medicine? By Tania de Jong AM and Scott Leckie
How free are we if we don't have access to psychedelic medicines that could heal us?
Psychedelic Medicines: How My Journey Into The Jungle Changed My Life by Dr Alana Roy
My name is Dr. Alana Roy and for those who know and love me, Lani Roy. I am the National Practice Manager of Mind Medicine Psychological Support Services and the Co-lead on CPAT (Mind Medicine’s ‘Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies’). I am a Social Worker, Psychologist, Counsellor...
Peter’s Story: Finding Acceptance, Being Generous And Healing Grief Through Psychedelic Medicines by Peter Hunt AM
As a young person, I never thought that I would be an Australian. I lived in a country town in England and my family seemed secure and loving (even though relationships between my mother and my father were sometimes strained).
The Enormous “Elephant in the Room” in the Government’s Mental Health Funding by Tania de Jong AM and Peter Hunt AM
Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) welcomes the Government’s commitment to mental health and its drive to improve the mental health of Australians and reduce suicide rates. The increased funding for the sector announced in the Budget is an especially important part of this.
It’s Time To Give Our Military The Medicine They Need by Scott Leckie and Tania de Jong AM
Following the America decision to bring their troops home from Afghanistan after some 20 years in that troublesome country, Australia will also soon do the same.
Where Psychedelics and Intimacy Meet by Ella Shannon Morter
The Psychedelic experience is inherently intimate. These medicines are not passive, rather they demand that we pay intimate attention to our inner world, confront it and allow ourselves to be transformed.
A Mother’s Prayer To The TGA by Annie Mason
I am writing this as a mother, in the hope that my words may open the closed minds of our politicians, the TGA and the RANZCP, who we rely upon to ensure every Australian has access to the latest medical therapies.
My Awakening… by Simone Dowding
"I was confronted with all my grief and trauma and challenged to find my power within it. I felt the shaman and medicine, training me to be strong, resilient and face all my fears. I’d had an initiation that was sacred and profound..."
Healing A Troubled Mind: A Personal Perspective On Victoria’s Stagnant Mental Health System by Dr Eli Kotler
The Royal Commission’s report on the Victorian mental health system sent shockwaves throughout the State, one of which landed squarely on a patient of mine. They noted that Victoria’s mental health system is “not geared for…change”.
Utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy to Help Process Challenging Experiences with Psychedelics by Dr Alana Roy
The last twenty years has arguably led to a renaissance of scientific investigation into the therapeutic benefits and risk of a range of psychedelics. LSD, ecstasy, psilocybin and ayahuasca that are increasing in popularity as alternative therapies used to address a host of mental health challenges.
When You Trip Upon A Star By Charlotte McAdam
Unraveling the inspiration behind various acclaimed Disney films. Can psychedelics be used to address childhood trauma and better understand imagination?