Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing

A major focus of the School is population mental health and wellbeing from a translational, collaborative and implementation research perspective.

This focus includes conducting systems research, epidemiological studies and complex intervention research that monitor and track development of mental disorders and wellbeing over time as well as studies on social determinants, mental health services and policy.

We develop and test innovative approaches to eMHealth, mapping and decision support systems to improve prevention, assessment, treatment and recovery for mental disorders and suicidal behaviours, as well as for guiding policy decision making. We also examine psychosocial, biological, genetic, lifestyle and physical risk factors for common mental disorders and suicide risk. 


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Project Status
ACACIA: The ACT Consumer and Carer Mental Health Research Unit Current
Addressing the hour-glass ceiling: New case for action on gender equality Current
ADF mental health and wellbeing Current
Ageing-in-Place for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Current
Assessing mental health Current
Attitudes to suicide Current
Beacon: Directory of evidence-based online programs Current
Breaking the ice Completed
Canberra Longitudinal Study Current
Comparative performance of migrant vs non-migrant doctors in OECD countries: a systematic review Current
Development of a program to help parents better support the mental health needs of their children Current
Development of an online portal to support youth and parents Current
Early onset mental disorders and education disruption Current
EMPOWER (European platform to promote health and wellbeing in the workplace) Current
Epidemiology of suicidal behaviour Current
Experiences and impacts of discrimination among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in Australia Current
Exploring attitudes, well-being, and help-seeking among women Current
FitMindKit Current
Flourishing and languishing Current
GLOCAL (Global and Local Observation and mapping of CAre Levels) Current
GoodNight Completed
iChill Completed
ImpleMentAll Current
Implementation of digital mental health programs in university and clinical settings Current
Interpersonal needs and mental health in adolescents Current
Investigating Interventions for Postnatal Depression Current
Involving end-users in the development of e-mental health programs Completed
Issues in the development, evaluation, and implementation of e-mental health programs Completed
Job strain and wellbeing Current
LifeSpan: Integrated Suicide Prevention Current
Lived experience research Potential
Mental health across the transition to parenthood Current
Mental health burden Current
Mental health measures (self-reliance) Potential
Mental health modelling - Impact of Covid19 on psychological distress and mental health service use Current
Mental health of university students Current
Mental health of university students (intervention) Completed
Methamphetamine use in the ACT
MindCast PodCast Completed
Mobile Mental Self-Awareness Current
Older people and chronic mental illness Completed
Optimising digital mental health care: how is technology used in practice? Potential
Outcomes of primary healthcare use for depression and anxiety Completed
Participate in research on the impact of MS-related fatigue on what and how people with MS eat and drink Current
Partners in Recovery Completed
Protective pathways for preventing suicide Current
Screening for suicidality and distress in young people Current
Sexual health and behaviour Current
Silence is Deadly Current
Sleep quality rating and mental health Current
Social fragmentation and mental disorders Completed
Sources of Strength Australia Current
Stigma and help seeking in adolescents Current
Stigma reduction Current
Suicide risk Current
Suicide Stigma, Suicide Literacy and Help-Seeking Attitudes and Intentions in Parents Current
Sustainable Farms Initiative Current
Symptom profiles of methamphetamine users Current
Tackling Indigenous Smoking Current
Thai Health-Risk Transition Project Current
The Influence of Parenting Practices, Knowledge and Attitudes on Help-seeking Intentions for Child Anxiety Current
The Way Back Monitoring Evaluation Completed
Uni Virtual Clinic Current
Use of telehealth by mental health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic Current
Wellbeing expectancies and values Current
Work and mental health Current
Work characteristics, major life events, shocks to health, sleep quality and mental health Current
Work Well Being Current
Work, nutrition, sleep, exercise inequality, and health outcomes Current
Working longer, staying healthy and keeping productive Current
Working time and type of work, and impact on workers' sleep Current
Workplace discrimination during pregnancy/return to work and mothers' mental health Current
Y-Worri Current
Youth suicide prevention Current
YouthMood Completed