From 2011 to 2016 the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre
united young people with researchers, practitioners and policy makers to explore the role of technology in young people's lives, and how it can be used to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

With the commitment of our partners, across the non-profit, academic, government and corporate sectors, we were awarded $27.5 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Programme on 1 July 2011 and leveraged that grant to create a 75+ strong cooperative delivering a $100 million research agenda over five years.

Together with our partners and inspiring Youth Brains Trust, we designed three streams of innovative research investigating how technology could impact the lives of young people aged 12 to 25 and improve their mental health and wellbeing. We’ve had a significant impact on not only the state of mental health research globally, but in the translation of this research into policy and practice and we have been able to truly make a difference in the lives of young people.

The Young and Well CRC wound up activities on 30 June 2016, and a core team are busy developing our next incarnation! 

We still have a number of exciting ongoing projects,
which you can find out about below. 

Certificate in Young People's Mental Health and Technology

Register now for our online, evidence-based curriculum developed by world leading experts, including young people


Providing schools with topic-based multimedia content from some of Australia's experts, designed to integrate seamlessly with any school website. 


A new e-mental health ecosystem of care for Australia, running on an underpinning set of sector standards, digital interfaces and integrated technologies.