The Student Mental Health Research team aims to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of university students by developing and evaluating novel initiatives to support student mental health. This new research team launched in early 2022, in a joint initiative between UNSW Psychiatry and the Black Dog Institute, utilising the combined expertise of these two groups for the advancement of research to improve student mental health and wellbeing.
Our primary objectives are to identify and understand key issues impacting on university student mental health and generate and test novel initiatives to support mental health and wellbeing in this cohort.
The student mental health team aims to:
improve our knowledge of the rates of different mental health conditions within the student population
identify risk factors, facilitators and barriers to care
pilot trials of new interventions to enhance student mental health and wellbeing, particularly in vulnerable groups.
Population level research
Digital mental health research