Global and Cultural Mental Health

Research Overview

The Global and Cultural Mental Health Unit works to improve mental health and reduce mental illness in low-resource settings and among vulnerable populations in Australia and internationally. We strengthen leadership and build capacity in government and non-government sectors to develop mental health and social support services that are high quality, equitable and affordable, and that protect the human rights of people with mental illness.

Our programs integrate research, education and development in two broad areas of work: (1) a global mental health program that focuses on mental health system development in low- and middle-income countries; and (2) a mental health in multicultural societies program that focuses on mental health in immigrant and refugee communities in Australia.

Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing contact details:

Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Victoria, 3010, Australia

Tel: +61 3 8344 0908


Associate Professor Harry Minas (Unit Head)