The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre

The Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, located within the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), has a bold vision to build South Australia as the State of Wellbeing - a public health approach to building mental health.

South Australia will lead a society-wide implementation of wellbeing initiatives, promoted and managed by SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre. The state has the networks, high quality of life, and close-knit communities to make the State of Wellbeing a reality.

The Wellbeing and Resilience Centre is part of SAHMRI's Mind and Brain theme. We work alongside esteemed researchers, psychiatrists, and neuroscientists in the Mind and Brain theme, to contribute to SAHMRI's full spectrum of research and translation to healthcare from depression, suicide and anxiety, all the way to resilience and wellbeing. This focus on building mental health assets and growing human resilience as well as researching and treating mental illness is a global first. 


SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience centre director Gabrielle Kelly outlines the centre's role.



Brig General (ret) Rhonda Cornum describes the benefits of acquiring resilient thinking skills.



Professor Martin Seligman outlines the benefits of wellbeing at the level of a whole state.