Mind is committed to supporting research. It helps us provide high quality services to our clients.
Research and evaluation are vital to Mind Australia’s work as we strive to provide high quality services based on evidence of what has been tried and tested. In 2011 we established a Director of Research position in partnership with the Centre for Mental Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. The innovative in-reach position, held by Dr Lisa Brophy, has enabled Mind to form a direct connection to the university and supported the development of other academic partnerships, enabling us to be competitive in applying for funding grants.
Through funding and supporting the Director of Research and also providing extra funds for specific projects, in-kind support and financial contributions in partnership, Mind Australia is now a leading organisation in supporting consumer-led and recovery oriented research. As testament to our work, we were awarded the 2015 Tom Trauer Research and Evaluation Award for our submission: Mind Australia's Director of Research: investing in recovery and social inclusion research activity.
Reports and presentations
Relevant, evidence-based research is vital for developing services that deliver strong outcomes for individuals, families and carers.
The Mind Colloquium series has been developed in collaboration with VICSERV and The Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne.
The ever popular series presents a broad range of topics including Psychological growth in carers of people with mental illness and Engagement and Recovery for people with complex needs.
Mind Colloquium Series - The PULSAReveryday project: for consumers by consumers
Michelle Kehoe currently works with Monash University as a project officer on PULSAReveryday. She has several years’ experience in the research field and has a keen interest in consumer led participation and engagement in research. Her research interests include evidence based interventions and the use of qualitative research methodology. She is in the final year of her PhD with Australian Catholic University.
During this presentation Michelle will discuss the impact and value of consumer participation in research. The presentation will share how consumer engagement for PULSAReveryday resulted in the successful development of materials aimed to assist consumers in their personal recovery. Time will be given to explore the materials that have been developed and the opportunity to provide feedback.
Date: Wednesday 30 November 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm (a light lunch will be served at 12:30 pm with a 1:00 pm start)
Location: Mind Central Office, Multi purpose room, 86-92 Mount Street, Heidelberg VIC 3084
Cost: Free to all participants
RSVP: Register by Friday 25th November 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information: View event flyer
If you require further details about the Mind Colloquium series please contact email@example.com
Mind is committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of its services to consumers. It is also committed to influencing the public policy and community attitudes which impact on the wellbeing and status of people facing serious mental health related challenges. Accordingly there are a number of current research project Mind supports.
To undertake a research or an evaluation project in Mind, a project needs to be approved by the Mind Research and Evaluation Committee. Broadly, Mind will encourage research that focuses on
- Recovery and social inclusion
- Partnerships across mental health service systems
- Partnerships with other research specialists
Mind research application form
To undertake research in Mind click here to download a research application form.
Once completed, please email this form to Mind's Director of Research Dr Lisa Brophy at firstname.lastname@example.org