Category Archives: Research

Research: People engaged with Mental Health Community Support Services

The University of Melbourne, in collaboration with the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) and Tandem, seek the experiences of service users, carers and mental health clinicians who are engaged with Mental Health Community Support Services in Victoria. The study … Continue reading

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON PARTNERS IN RECOVERY

Urbis is undertaking the Evaluation and Monitoring Project of the Partners in Recovery (PIR) initiative. They would like to hear feedback from those who access the PIR programme, including their family and friends. This is NOT an evaluation of individuals … Continue reading

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Peer Support in Community Mental Health Services

University of Newcastle and Mission Australia Collaboration The University of Newcastle and Mission Australia are collaborating to better understand the organisational requirements for implementing effective peer support work within community-based mental health services. The research asks “What needs to change … Continue reading

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Family experiences of help seeking in first episode psychosis

By the Mental Elf The length of time between onset of psychotic experience and support being offered by mental health services is referred to as the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP). A meta-analysis published in Br-J-Psych last year (Penttilä, 2014) … Continue reading

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The role of carers in preventing medical errors during hospitalisation

The Centre for Health Communication and Participation at La Trobe University is seeking participants for a research project investigating the role of carers (family and friends) in protecting adult patients from medical errors and adverse events during hospitalisation. Eligible carers … Continue reading

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Supported decision making

  If you are a family member or a person who provides support for someone who has received a diagnosis of major depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, or schizophrenia, researchers at Monash and Melbourne University would like to hear from you. … Continue reading

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Improving how health services respond following a suicide attempt

The Black Dog Institute and CRESP are looking for people who’ve had a suicide attempt or who care for someone who has had a suicide attempt to take part in a research project examining people’s experience … Continue reading

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Invitation to join carer advisory group for new mental health website

  Hi, My name is Fiona and I am a researcher at Swinburne University. I am writing to you to ask you for your help with a project that the University is currently doing. If you are interested and are … Continue reading

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Personalisation and Carers: Whose rights? Whose benefits?

Authors: Nicola Moran*, Hilary Arksey, Caroline Glendinning, Karen Jones, Ann Netten and Parvaneh Rabiee Journal: Br J Soc Work (2011) doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcr075 First published online: June 7, 2011 Increasing numbers of developed welfare states now operate cash-for-care schemes in which … Continue reading

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Seeking experts for a research of developing suicide first aid guidelines for people from immigrant and refugee backgrounds

We are currently seeking professionals and ‘lived experience’ advocates to join an expert panel for a research project that aims to develop guidelines to recognise possible warning signs and provide first aid assistance to people from immigrant and refugee backgrounds … Continue reading

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