The Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) aims to improve the mental health of individuals through research and development, training, policy and the dissemination of health information.
To reduce the prevalence of mental health concerns in the community and improve the lived experience of people with a mental illness, through high quality research and translation of research into practice and policy.
CMHR was known as the Social Psychiatry Research Unit when it was first established in 1975 by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). It was renamed the Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre in 1996, and took the name Centre for Mental Health Research in 2000. Professor Kathy Griffiths is the current Director.
AFFIRM: Fundraising and community awareness.
CMHR has a foundation - AFFIRM: The Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research, which works with business and community sectors to undertake outreach and fundraising for mental health research.