We undertake research that:
- identifies mental health priorities for the community
- determines how to prevent mental health challenges
- improves care for people who have mental health challenges so that they can recover quickly and thrive
- promotes positive coping in the face of life’s challenges
- prevents suicide and non-suicidal self-harm
- brings teams of people with different skills together to improve care and support
Our researchers answer questions that are important to people who are most affected by mental health challenges and aims to have a positive impact on their lives.
Our researchers work closely with:
- People living with mental health challenges and their families
- The mental health workforce
- People with a previous lived experience of mental health challenges
- A range of community partners
Some of our research areas include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Child & youth mental health
- Health behaviours
- Mental healthcare & services
- Mental health promotion & education
- Interventions for mental health challenges
- Prevention of mental health challenges
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Community-based approaches to promoting mental health
- Mental health & literacy
- Substance use disorders
- Suicidal ideation & prevention
Our mental health researchers
Learn more about our research team.
Our work with the community
Learn more about how we work with community members and involve them in our research.
What are the mental health research priorities in Western Australia?
Hear from Mental Health Domain Lead Professor Peter McEvoy and Carli Sheers, a mental health consumer representative, as they talk about the Co-Roamers project and their work to establish a mental health research strategy for Western Australia.
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