Dame Elisabeth Lunch 2023

Image: Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE plays with Anne Williamson, aged 2, daughter of Professor Bob Williamson AO. Image by Richard Cisar-Wright.

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Lunch 2023

At this year’s Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Lunch, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is raising funds to deliver improved mental health care and outcomes for children and adolescents.

Young people with mental health disorders are at an increased risk of developing a mental health disorder as an adult and most Australian children are not receiving the professional help they need. Many families delay seeking help because they don’t know where to get it, are unable to afford it, or simply hope that their child will grow out of it.  

Our researchers are working on improved prevention and early intervention methods, access to better treatment options, and more accessible and affordable mental health care for all.

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