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Mind is committed to supporting research. It helps us provide high quality services to our clients.


Research and evaluation are vital to Mind'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 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's Director of Research: investing in recovery and social inclusion research activity.

Click here for full details of our research and evaluation program.

Reports and presentations

Relevant, evidence-based research is vital for developing services that deliver strong outcomes for individuals, families and carers.

To view completed research reports and presentations click here.

Mind Colloquiums

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.

To view past Colloquium presentations click here.

If you require further details about the Mind Colloquium series please contact colloquium@mindaustralia.org.au

Current research

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 view our current research projects click here.

Conducting research

Mind encourages research that focuses on:

  • recovery and social inclusion
  • partnerships across mental health service systems
  • partnerships with other research specialists.

Mind’s Research and Evaluation Committee oversees all of our research and evaluation activity.

For more information about how Mind conducts research click here. 

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 lisa.brophy@mindaustralia.org.au

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