The centre is the first of its kind in Australia and will bring together people with lived experience, researchers, and health professionals to lead critical improvements in the mental health system.
The centre will provide treatment, care and support to adults, lead cutting-edge research and serve as the ‘engine room’ for reform across the mental health sector and its workforce.
VU joins seven other academic partners who will help provide world-leading translational research into mental health and wellbeing to drive change in Victoria.
VU has strong research expertise in demonstrating the benefit of exercise and diet on mental health and wellness, we are well-placed to provide an evidence base to improve Victoria’s mental health system.
The Victorian Collaborative Centre’s board includes at least four members with lived experience and a dedicated Lived Experience Advisory Panel, ensuring lived experience is at the heart of all the centre’s work.