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Our mission is to create a community of like-minded students that are passionate about mental health and treatment innovation, and want to know more about the potential of psychedelic assisted ps...

Our mission is to create a community of like-minded students that are passionate about mental health and treatment innovation, and want to know more about the potential of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. Whether you're studying psychology, environmental sciences, politics or the arts, all students are welcome and appreciated. Group missions may include creating and sharing informative media, networking, holding public events and raising money to fund novel research. This will be the first student Mind Medicine chapter so far, and we are really excited to set an example for other universities, share our message and help be a part of the fight for ethical drug policies in Australia! Mind Medicine Australia is a not for profit DGR-1 registered charity supporting the development of research-based & regulatory approved psychedelic-assisted therapies in Australia. This includes the objective to change government policies and attitudes towards psychedelic substances and their associated psychotherapies in a clinical setting, such as MDMA and psilocybin. Mind Medicine Australia is seeking to establish safe and effective psychedelic-assisted therapies for the treatment of mental illnesses in Australia, supporting clinical research into mental health. Our new club aims to bring students together that are interested in medicine, psychology, mental health and treatment innovation. It’s a place to share ideas, organise local events, and aim toward conducting research into psychedelic-assisted mental health therapies in Australia. As psychedelic research is still a taboo subject to a large portion of society, we think it’s important to encourage new attitudes and remove stigma surrounding these research initiatives. Mind Medicine has recently submitted its first application to Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to reschedule the substances psilocybin and MDMA, allowing them to be more accessible for research-use. Currently both psilocybin and MDMA are schedule 9 in the Uniform Scheduling of Medicidns (which deals with prohibited substances) and the application is to reschedule this to 8, which deals with controlled medicines. With global interest gaining in these innovative treatments, we believe future students and health professionals deserve access to these substances for research purposes in Australia. In addition to policy and attitude change, our primary short term goals pertain to educating ourselves and other students about the potential benefits as well as the risks of these medicines in a clinical setting. With access to free educational slides, researchers and resources such as screening rights to various movies including 2019 documentary, Fantastic Fungi, we would like to provide an interesting space for likeminded students to learn and discuss the future of psychedelic medicines at Curtin University. Our long term goals include an agenda to eventually conduct research here at Curtin when these substances are rescheduled. We believe it’s important to stay relevant and not miss out the relts and opportunities many other countries are seeing in this industry.

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