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The Wellbeing and Resilience Centre is part of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). SAHMRI is South Australia's first independent flagship health and medical research institute. It is home to more than 700 medical researchers, working together to tackle the biggest health challenges in society today.  

SAHMRI's research is diverse. Its research looks across the lifecourse, from the young to the old. Its research looks at individual health and population health. Its research ranges from prevention to personalised medicine and rehabilitation. Its research investigates mental health and physical health. It looks at what makes someone ill and looks at what makes someone well. SAHMRI's research covers it all. 

This is being done for a common vision: conducting inspired research that will lead to better health outcomes. 

We are proud that we are contributing to it! 

The SAHMRI Leadership



Mr Raymond Spencer

SAHMRI Chairman

As South Australia adjusts to the loss of the auto-industry, we are determined to build resilience in our population. The resilience skills not only protect against mental illness, but also build individuals' capacity to innovate, enter new employment and to succeed in a dynamic economic environment.



Professor Steve Wesselingh

SAHMRI Executive Director

Having the Centre for Wellbeing and Resilience inside the Mind and Brain theme at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute made sense to me. The mission of SAHMRI is to transform research into health. The Wellbeing and Resilience Centre is implementing a strategy to take the latest research in positive psychology to the broad community in a bold public health approach to building positive mental health. The opportunities to generate new research are very exciting.