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Psychedelics for Certain Mental Health Conditions ‘World First’, Say Founders of Mind Medicine Australia

The Epoch Times, August 29, 2023

The use of psychedelics for PTSD and drug-resistant depression has gained attention in recent months following the reclassification by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) from category nine to category eight.

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Breaking Boundaries: Medical Psychedelics

FN Arena, August 21, 2023

Australian companies are establishing themselves in the emerging market of medical psychedelics after Australia became the first country in the world to legalize the use of psychedelics for mental illness.

Podcast: Australia medicalises MDMA and psilocybin with Peter Hunt

The Drug Science Podcast Episodes, August 2, 2023

In this episode, Peter Hunt AM discusses the journey which led himself and his wife co-founding Mind Medicine Australia. Delving into the heart of their mission, Peter explores the groundbreaking potential of psychedelic-assisted treatments in addressing a wide range of mental illnesses. He delves into a comprehensive discussion of the recent developments surrounding the rescheduling of psilocybin in Australia. Trigger Warning: Sexual assault and rape

ANU prepares to launch world-first registry to monitor impacts of psychedelics prescriptions

Riot Act, July 29, 2023

A team from the ANU has developed a world-first registry to track the effectiveness, safety and further development of psychedelic drugs to be used in the treatment of serious mental health conditions. This has been funded by Mind Medicine Australia.

Australia Becomes World’s First Country To Legalise MDMA & Magic Mushrooms For Mental Health

Curly Tales, July 10, 2023

Australia has now become the world’s first country to legalise MDMA and magic mushrooms also called psilocybin officially. Australian psychiatrists in partnership with Optimi Health can receive these drugs supplied by Mind Medicine Australia.

How magic mushrooms saved my life

Cape Talk Radio, July 9, 2023

Psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms, has been legalised along with MDMA in Australia. It’s just over a week since Australia became the first country in the world to classify psychedelics as medicines at a national level. Mind Medicine Australia executive officer Scott Edwards, the organisation which applied for the rescheduling to classify psychedelics as medicines, said the therapy is being strictly regulated.

A first-of-its-kind patient registry in Australia

ANU Press Release, July 7, 2023

A first-of-its-kind patient registry in Australia will help inform the effectiveness and safety of prescribing psychedelic substances, as part of a therapeutic process, to patients with serious mental health conditions including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  A world-first, the Pharmacotherapy and Psychedelic registry will be developed and led by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU). The registry is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council and Mind Medicine Australia.

What to consider as we embrace medicinal psychedelics

Hospital & Healthcare, July 3, 2023

After decades of little innovation with new treatment options, Australia’s mental health sector is experiencing a major paradigm shift, with the introduction of medicinal psychedelics. For many clinicians and their patients, the introduction of psychedelic medicine is a welcome move, with remission rates for common mental health conditions having remained stubbornly low for decades. Peter Hunt, Co-founder of mental health charity Mind Medicine Australia, said that with one in five Australian adults living with chronic mental illness, the move to new treatment options can’t come soon enough.

Australia legalises psychedelics for medical use

Bangkok Post, July 1, 2023

“It’s a game-changer for psychiatry in that it’s one of the biggest evolutions in the past 70 years,” said Mike Musker, an enterprise fellow in the mental health and suicide prevention research and education.

World Psychedelics Day Marks 10 Days to the Beginning of Access to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies in Australia

Psychedelic Spotlight, June 20, 2023

World Psychedelics Day Marks 10 Days to the Beginning of Access to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies in Australia. June 20th marks World Psychedelic Day, and for Australians it has special significance this year. This is because in just a few days psychiatrists will be able to apply to become Authorised Prescribers of MDMA and psilocybin. As Australia begins to deliver psychedelic-assisted therapies, MMA is supporting the roll out through a number of programs.

MDMA and Psilocybin will be legal in July. Here’s what you need to know

Forbes, June 19, 2023

Australian psychiatrists will be allowed to prescribe MDMA and psilocybin from July 1 bringing a range of risks and opportunities. And business is already setting off on its own magical mystery tour. Read the full PDF article here.

An Australian Charity Is Giving Away MDMA And Magic Mushrooms For Free

Dmarge, May 19, 2023

The blossoming world of psychedelic therapy could change the face of mental health treatment. With trials returning continually stronger evidence for the benefits of psychedelic therapy in treating a number of conditions, one Australian charity has announced that it will provide the drugs free of cost in the hope of rolling-out new treatments quicker and more equitably.

Optimi Health Completes Harvest Of Psilocybe Cubensis For Delivery To The Australian Medical Market

Australian Associated Press, May 17, 2023

Upon completion of validated regulatory and clinical documentation, the GMP extracted product will be exported to Australia in preparation for the country’s Authorised Prescriber Scheme on July 1, 2023.

Psychedelic assisted therapy

IT'S ALL TRUE? Podcast, May 1, 2023

Chezzi and Grant Denyer from It’s All True Podcast interviewed Co-Founder and Executive Director Tania de Jong AM to explain the the positive benefits of psychedelic assisted therapies and the TGA’s decision to permit psychedelic treatment.

The Future Of Psychedelic Assisted Therapies with Tania De Jong (EP#189)

SuperFeast Podcast, April 24, 2023

Tania de Jong AM from Mind Medicine Australia joins Mason for another inspiring and informative conversation on the topic of psychedelic-assisted therapies.

I Travelled 16,632 Kilometres To Improve My Mental Health: A Psilocybin Story

DMarge, April 11, 2023

The psilocybin craze has kicked into overdrive thanks to the likes of Netflix’s How to Change Your Mind and podcasters like Tim Ferriss spruiking its endless benefits. We wanted to see it with our own eyes, so we travelled to Amsterdam, the drug capital of the world, to experience psilocybin therapy or psychedelic insight for ourselves.

Mind Medicine Australia funds studies investigating psilocybin and MDMA, March 23, 2023

Mind Medicine Australia has provided funding for two studies that will be investigating the use of psilocybin and MDMA. Both studies will be carried out by the ANU School of Medicine and Psychology and led by Professor Paul Fitzgerald, Associate Professor Bernadette Fitzgibbon and Dr Neil Bailey.

Psychedelics: the future of mental health treatments?

Herald Sun, March 5, 2023

Australia has become the first country in the world to legalise the therapeutic use of MDMA and psilocybin.

Historic Supply Agreement Signed

Global News Wire, March 1, 2023

Mind Medicine Australia enters into historic supply agreement with Canadian end-to-end GMP manufacturer, Optimi Health.  Read the full media release from Optimi Health.

Psilocybin promotor’s response

ABC, February 27, 2023

Mind Medicine Australia share their thoughts on the recent approval of psychedelic compounds for treatment-resistant depression and PTSD.

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