Promotion and maintenance of good mental health is a national health priority.
Our research takes place locally and internationally, in diverse settings, with an aim to improve mental health.
Recently, our group projects have included the following:
- A peer support program for enhancing medication adherence in mental health consumers with schizophrenia.
- A pilot randomised control trial to assess the feasibility of a peer-based low-intensity psychosocial intervention for reducing depressive symptoms in pregnant women in rural Bangladesh.
- Bridging the Gap: Educating family members from sub-Saharan African immigrant communities about seeking help for depression, anxiety and substance misuse in young people.
- Evaluating the use of restraint and seclusion in inpatient aged psychiatry units.
- Evaluation of a cognitive behaviour therapy based self-help manual for adults with depression.
- Evaluation of a mental health literacy program on community leaders’ knowledge about and attitudes towards people with mental disorders in Ghana: Cluster randomised controlled trial.
- Evaluation of a problem-based self-help manual for family caregivers of young people with first-episode psychosis.
- Exploring needs – navigating obstacles: Key family members who support adults with drug and alcohol use problems.
- Improving men’s access to care: A national ambulance approach to improve help-seeking and men’s mental health.
- Preventing mental health problems in young people through better mental health literacy.