A centre of excellence for research, education and treatment of personality disorders
Project Air is a centre of excellence for research, education and treatment of personality disorders and related complex challenges including self-harm, suicide and comorbid conditions and is the only university-based personality disorders centre with a national and international focus that has the capacity and expertise to provide a national focus of work. Project Air has developed and evaluated a range of interventions for health services, schools and clinicians. We build capacity to help health services, schools and communities identify and respond more effectively to suicide risk, self-harm and complex mental health presentations.
Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders is a partnership between the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute at the University of Wollongong and the NSW Ministry for Health and Local NSW Health Districts. It seeks to engage the community, families, carers, consumers and health and drug and alcohol services and agencies, to support better treatments for personality disorders. Founded in 2001, the Strategy fosters University-Health partnerships locally, nationally and internationally.
Note: Project Air headquarters does not provide crisis services, support, counselling, advice, treatment or referrals. We support health services to provide better care Project Air works with health services, agencies, clinicians, families and carers, and consumers, to improve treatments for personality disorders.
Read a summary of the Project Air Strategy
Project Air acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work as the first people of this country. Project Air also acknowledges those with lived experience of mental illness and their families and carers.
Our Mission Statement
Project Air is a Personality Disorders Strategy that aims to enhance treatment options for people with Personality Disorder and their families and carers. The Project Air Strategy endorses an integrative collaborative relational approach and thereby promotes a personality disorders-inclusive health service.
You can read our Partners for Research Impact Statement below.