CMHR undertakes a range of short and long-term research and development projects, focusing primarily on depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and bipolar disorder.
CMHR respects the privacy of its research participants, friends and benefactors, personnel, and all others associated with CMHR. We are guided by laws, policies and procedures outlined in our privacy in research guidelines.
CMHR includes two closely related research units.
e-mental Health Research and Development group (e-hub)
The e-hub group includes technical staff, clinicians, and academic researchers who develop and evaluate websites that deliver psycho-education and psychological interventions for common mental health problems, as well as clinical and consumer networking.
See community resources for more information about e-hub's suite of free online resources and self-help. An overview of e-hub's web services has also been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Depression and Anxiety Consumer Research Unit (CRU)
Professor Kathy Griffiths established CRU in 2003 in order to promote greater involvement of consumers (people who have experienced a mental health disorder) in research content and practice by serving as a bridge between consumers and researchers. CRU is staffed by academic researchers and students who are also consumers, and undertakes research relating to consumer perspectives and stigma.
CRU also maintains a register of people who are interested in taking part in research conducted by CMHR. See participation in mental health research for more information.