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.
If you require further details about the Mind Colloquium series please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com