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Mind delivers services informed by evidence and consistent with a social model of health.

Conducting research at Mind

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. The committee ensures that such activity is relevant to our values and strategy, and that it has obtained research and ethics approvals (these approvals ensure that everyone involved has their welfare, rights, dignity and safety protected).

Mind's research principles

Any research conducted by Mind must follow these principles:

  • Expressing Mind’s purpose: Help people gain better mental health, improve the quality of their lives.
  • Being appropriate to Mind and reflecting our organisational priorities (see Mind's Strategy Plan).
  • Having people who’ve used mental health services and their family, carers and service staff as active participants and giving them opportunities to lead research.

Mind's research themes

Mind has identified the following nine key research themes:

  1. innovation in recovery and social inclusion
  2. care coordination
  3. housing
  4. peer support
  5. trauma-informed practice
  6. family and carer-sensitive practice
  7. vocation and employment
  8. the mental health workforce
  9. physical health.

Research applications

If you would like to conduct research within Mind please contact Associate Professor Lisa Brophy lisa.brophy@mindaustralia.org.au.

All Mind research must be approved by our Research and Evaluation Committee. This includes evaluation projects involving external consultants or researchers. Evaluation activity that is initiated and conducted internally will generally not require approval by the committee unless it is being conducted as a student project where ethics approval is also being sought or if the relevant service or area manager feels that it requires approval.

Successful applicants must agree to submit progress reports and a final report to the Research and Evaluation Committee. Copies of these are downloadable here:

Please contact the Director of Research for any enquiries regarding completing the application process and forms, committee meeting dates and how its decisions are reached. Once your application form is ready, please email it to Mind's Director of Research, Dr Lisa Brophy, at lisa.brophy@mindaustralia.org.au.

 
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