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Update Your Contact Details

Please remember to let us know when your contact details change. Feel free to email or call our friendly team to update your address, phone number or email so we can stay in touch.

If you or someone you know has lost touch with the 2000 Stories Study, please feel free to get in touch with us on the details below.

Phone 1800 706 101 (toll free Australia)



Please be assured that your privacy is upheld when your contact details are received and that your details are stored securely following strict protocols.

Participant News

What’s next?

We will be reaching out to all of our original 2000 Stories participants in 2020 to take part in Wave 11! We will be contacting participants to complete either an online or phone interview. We are looking forward to hearing about our participants' lives as they reach their 40s. Stay tuned for your Wave 11 information letter which will be arriving between January and December 2020. 

Our introduction video below explains how to participate this wave during 2020. Once you receive your information letter you can participate in the interview either online or over the phone.

We also continue to contact families involved in our family study as their children turn eight. If you and/or your partner completed a perinatal interview with us when your child was a baby, and your child is turning 8 years old in the next month or so, keep an eye on your post-box for more information!

My 2000 Stories

My 2000 Stories

Every participant in the 2000 Stories Study has told us a unique story over many years, making an invaluable contribution to our understanding of adolescent mental health and development into adulthood.

If you haven't received your copy of 'My 2000 Stories' please contact our team on the details below: 

Phone 1800 706 101 (toll free Australia)







2000 Stories Participant Focus Group

2000 Stories Study Focus Group

In May this year we invited some of our original 2000 Stories participants to join us at the Royal Children's Hospital for a day of planning and feedback to help us plan for the next phase of the study.

Our participants gave us feedback on the interview content, their experiences with the study, how they would like to participate and how we can make taking part in the interview as easy as possible for them.

2000 Stories Study Focus Group

Professor George Patton and Professor Craig Olsson also joined the study team to chat to the participants about how their information has been used over the years to contribute to important papers and to inform health policy. 






Frequently Asked Questions

2000 Stories has been running since 1992, for over 27 years!

This is a very common question, and a good one! We are at the exciting part of the study where we are able to look at the consequences and outcomes of your health during adolescence into mid-life. More than ever, it is crucial you stick with us!  Very few studies worldwide have been able to follow participants so successfully over time to create such a deep understanding of how life and behaviours in adolescence effect the life course. 

Seventy-five per cent of you are still involved! This is fantastic considering the study has been running for over 27 years, and is a world class standard for a study of this type. Many long term studies boast that they have kept more than 50 or 60% of their original participants involved. 2000 Stories is extremely fortunate to have so many of our valued participants still involved in the study.

Thank you for taking part in the 2000 Stories interview. If answering any of the questions has made you feel upset or distressed you can access the support services in the information sheet below.  If you would like to talk to someone from the 2000 Stories research team, you can call Rianna Chapman Project Manager on (03) 9936 6527

No. It is illegal and unethical for us to complete the interview while you are driving. We have to make sure your safety comes first!

Yes. We store all our data very securely and in compliance with National Health and Medical Research guidelines, as well as Royal Childrens Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee requirements.

Our research team will be able to chat to you about reimbursement options available when they call to arrange your interview. We value the time and effort it takes to complete a 2000 Stories interview, especially now that our participants' lives are so busy. 

Yes, we have a range of interview options available to make it as easy as possible to participate. We do encourage participants to take advantage of our excellent trained interviewers to deliver the interview and take your answers, as sometimes the questions can seem tricky or unclear. Our interviewers are also a pleasure to chat to, how lucky we are to have them!

As we have now finished recruiting for the perinatal phase of the family study we do not need to be advised if you or your partner were to become pregnant again. As we will likely speak to you at some stage in the future, we look forward to receiving any news then!

The group research findings from this study are submitted to send to leading health and medical journals for publishing, so that the important messages we find can be shared with the rest of the world. Our findings have also received media attention, helped shape policy, and influenced submissions to the United Nations.

You can find a list of our publications generated from this study by visiting the Media and Publications Page.

We must respect the privacy and confidentiality of all participants, so unfortunately we cannot provide you with contact details for other participants. 

Yes, keep up to date with 2000 Stories by liking and following us at

Our 2000 Stories Facebook page is an active community of participants and researchers and we regularly post study happenings, research publications, 2000 Stories items in the news and other research that might be of interest to our followers.  

Safety Information
If you do not want people in your friends list to know you liked this page you can adjust your privacy setting to hide your likes. Liking this page may reveal that you are a participant in this study. Commenting on this page makes your user name visible to others who have liked this page. In this case, your confidentiality from other participants in the study cannot be guaranteed.
Please do not post offensive or commercial content on this page out of respect to others. Any content deemed offensive or inappropriate will be removed by the 2000 Stories team.

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