Mental health research
Promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness are important components of all clinical services at the Women’s. Staff from diverse areas of the hospital are involved in multidisciplinary mental health research.
Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness, but is a state of emotional and social wellbeing in which the individual can cope with the normal stresses of life and achieve his or her potential (World Health Organisation, 1999). The determinants of mental health and mental illness include biological, psychological, social, environmental and economic factors at several levels including individual, family, community, national and global.
Mental health issues vary across the lifespan from infancy to old age, across diverse groups within the population, and are strongly linked with physical health status. Increasingly, gender has been recognized as an important determinant of mental health.
The Centre for Women's Mental Health was established to provide expert clinical and therapeutic services for women, undertake research and provide education and training.Learn more
The Centre for Women's Mental Health research agenda reflects priority clinical areas as well as being informed by known gaps in research within the area of women’s mental health.Learn more
Key scientific publications from the Centre for Women's Mental Health.Learn more
Mental health research - 2019 highlights
Specific areas of interest include support for women with a cancer diagnosis, promotion of healthy ageing and psychological interventions for women impacted by trauma. Programs in early parenting and postnatal mood disorder and anxiety are also being evalLearn more