The NSW Government is investing $4 million over four years to support research projects focused on ways to better understand schizophrenia and improve the lives of those who live with it.
Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said schizophrenia is a complex mental health condition which affects around 81,000 people in NSW.
"The NSW Government is committed to funding innovative projects that seek to find new and better ways to support people with schizophrenia and help them live healthier and more productive lives," Mrs Taylor said.
"Schizophrenia is a condition that can be managed through therapies and other treatments, but it can take time to ensure it is right for the individual.
"That is why we are funding three new projects that will not only look at how we can use precision medicine to support a better treatment response, but also expand our understanding of schizophrenia itself."
Mrs Taylor said the NSW Government had awarded funding to experts from Neuroscience Research Australia and Newcastle University:
This funding builds on the NSW Government's record $2.9 billion investment into mental health services as part of the 2022-23 NSW Budget.