Streams

Mental Health Policy and Economics Unit

Headed up by Professor Luis Salvador-Carulla, this stream focuses on decision support systems in health and social policy, including tools for analysis of technical efficiency and benchmarking, indicators for health policy...

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Lived Experience Research Unit

Consumers (people who have experienced a mental disorder) are increasingly interested in participating in and managing their own health. In 2003, Professor Kathy Griffiths established the Depression & Anxiety Consumer...

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Translational e-Mental Health Unit

CMHR have explored the importance and quality of health information on the Internet, and the use of the Internet for disseminating public health information on mental health.

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Youth

CMHR undertakes a range of mental health research with young people, including development and evaluation of prevention, early intervention and treatment programs for youth. This includes research within school and university...

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Suicide

Every year 2,500 people die as a result of suicide in Australia, with suicide being the most common cause of death among young people and adults aged 15-44 years. Little research has been directed to understanding and preventing...

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Mental health measures

In order to study mental health and attitudes, it is important to use appropriate methods of measurement. Researchers at CMHR have developed new scales around stigma and dysfunctional thinking, in order to conduct associated...

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Epidemiology

CMHR researchers investigate mental health problems across the life-span through data collected via long term studies. CMHR is also about to start a new longitudinal study focussing on consumers who have experienced depression.

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Stigma & help-seeking

Many people with depression do not seek help. One of the reasons for help-seeking reluctance is stigma, but previously there has been a lack of in-depth investigation into stigma of depression. CMHR runs research projects...

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Comorbidity & substance use

In the general population, of those people with a mental health disorder, nearly one third with also have a substance use disorder in their lifetime. Among those with more severe mental health disorders the prevalence is much...

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