We are currently researching into

Mental Health

Issues relating to mental health are becoming increasingly salient with a rise in the incidence and prevalence of conditions such as depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. This proliferation over the past few decades is as varied as it is complex; including a greater awareness and increase in diagnoses, to the role played by environmental factors.

Funding Amount:

$2,263,204.00

In Progress Research

Te Taonga o Taku Ngākau: Ancestral Knowledge as a Framework for Wellbeing for Tamariki Māori

Dr Leonie Pihama University of Waikato In 2017, Cure Kids collaborated on a joint, contestable funding round with The National Science Challenge, A Better Start. The aim of the partnership was to fund high-quality, mission-led research focused on child and youth well-being, specifically in the areas of childhood obesity, early literacy and learning, mental health problems, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).…

High intensity interval training and mental health in adolescents

Dr Nigel Harris Auckland University of Technology In 2017, Cure Kids collaborated on a joint, contestable funding round with The National Science Challenge, A Better Start. The aim of the partnership was to fund high-quality, mission-led research focused on child and youth well-being, specifically in the areas of childhood obesity, early literacy and learning, mental health problems, and autism spectrum disorder…

MyTeen-Increasing competence and mental health literacy

Dr Joanna Ting Wai Chu University of Auckland In 2017, Cure Kids collaborated on a joint, contestable funding round with The National Science Challenge, A Better Start. The aim of the partnership was to fund high-quality, mission-led research focused on child and youth well-being, specifically in the areas of childhood obesity, early literacy and learning, mental health problems, and autism spectrum…

Is there an app for that?

Professor Sally Merry University of Auckland What is the problem? It is becoming increasingly apparent that early stages of life are critical for social and emotional development. This lends itself to the notion that early intervention ought to have manifest short-term and long-term benefits for children. Delayed treatment of a number of illnesses and conditions can result in increased public…



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