Our research uses advanced methods in epidemiology, biostatistics, health humanities and social sciences, and our findings seek to significantly influence global public health policy. We share this research and contribute to the community using a range of knowledge transfer activities.
An overview of the research interests within the centre and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
Graduate Research Training
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of scientists. A range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.View
The Centre for Mental Health has responsibility for or plays a significant role in the following subjects:
- Population and Global Mental Health (POPH90275)
- Mental Health and Ageing (PSYT90092)
- Frontiers of Biomedicine (Mental Health Component; BIOM30001)
The Centre also offers a Mental Health PhD Program; a joint initiative of The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences; The Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health; and The Department of Psychiatry, Melbourne Medical School.
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, we have something to suit your needs and schedule. With the highest teaching evaluations in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health is proud to offer our coursework and short course programs to our leaders and future leaders.
Our degrees, taught by our world-renowned academics are the perfect way to begin in population and global health.View
Our short courses are designed to keep you up to date with the latest research and information.View
Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
The Centre for Mental Health has a range of Australian and International engagements which include the research impacts of our four research units. Find out more below about these impacts as well as how the Melbourne School of Population Health engages with its alumni, partners, and the community.
Research Impact: Mental Health Policy and Practice Unit
Much of our work is commissioned by policy-makers, planners and managers who are trying to determine the best way to deliver services. Our work on suicide and the media has had, and is still having, a major impact.
Research Impact: Population Mental Health Unit
Our work has been instrumental in shaping the ongoing development of Mental Health First Aid training, including the creation of expert consensus guidelines to improve employee mental health in the workplace, and the creation of the consumer guides: ‘What Works for Depression’ and ‘What Works for Anxiety’.
Research Impact: Global and Cultural Mental Health Unit
The Unit has continued to have a significant impact on immigrant and refugee mental health policy, education and practice.
Research Impact: Recovery and Social Justice Unit
The Unit’s achievements are best represented by our continuing success in establishing important, strong and sustainable partnerships with government, mental health community support services and clinical mental health services.
Our pride in our graduates and in their lives spent improving the health and well-being of others is matched by our desire to maintain strong connections with all who have passed through our doors.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support our work.View
We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the school.View
The School aims to be of value to the community through its teaching, research and program implementation.View
Welcome to the Centre for Mental Health
The Centre for Mental Health aims to improve mental health and mitigate the impact of mental illness at a population level. It does this through high quality, collaborative, interdisciplinary research, academic teaching, professional and community education, and mental health system development.
The Centre was established in 2013 and brought together three major research groups.