Call for Study Participants

IMPACT is seeking participants for the following studies:

Bipolar Disorder

We have a waiting list for people wanting to participate in research designed to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder. If you would like to join or require further details.

Contact: Dr Olivia Dean

Mino UD trial

This study is trialling minocycline as an add-on to usual treatment for depression. The study requires people to attend seven interviews over the course of 16-weeks. The study is currently recruiting and seeking both men and women aged 18 years or over to take part. Recruitment for this study will be closing in August 2015. 

Contact: Dr Olivia Dean

Mito NAC trial

This trial involves N-acetyl cysteine, known as NAC, in combination with other nutraceutical agents as a potential new treatment for bipolar disorder. We are seeking volunteers for the trial who are over 18 years of age and have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. The study requires people to attend seven interviews over the course of 20-weeks. This study will close recruitment in August 2015 so any interested participants.

Contact: Dr Olivia Dean

YoDA-A trial

This trial involves rosuvastatin and aspirin as treatments for youth depression. Please note this study requires participants to be currently undergoing treatment at Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program, Headspace Sunshine, Headspace Glenroy or Barwon Health. For further details.

Contact: Dr Olivia Dean


In this trial we are examining links between diet and mental health. We are recruiting 200 adults suffering from major depression for randomisation to either a social support condition or an intensive dietary intervention. The dietary intervention will comprise counselling, advice, education and support for a period of three months. This trial is being conducted at Barwon Health in Geelong and St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne. For further information. 

Contact: A/Prof Felice Jacka

Bipolar Health and Lifestyle

This observational study has been designed to better investigate the interface between bipolar disorder, lifestyle factors and physical health. For further details.

Contact: Amanda Stuart

Geelong Osteoporosis Study

Men enrolled in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study will be recalled for follow-up assessments during 2015-16. For further information.

Contact: Cathy Verecondi

Vitamin D in Pregnancy study

Mother-child pairs involved in the Vitamin D in Pregnancy study are currently being re-called for follow-up assessments. For further information.

Contact: Natalie Hyde

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