Useful links


NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use
Mental health and substance use disorders account for more years of life lost due to disability than any other disorders. These disorders often occur together (comorbidity), affecting more than 300,000 Australians every year. Despite the significance of these conditions, the evidence surrounding the effective prevention and treatment of co-occurring disorders is weak.

Funded in 2012 by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, our Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Mental Health and Substance Use aims to build much needed research capacity in this area.


National Institute of Nursing Research
The mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations. The Institute supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, and improve palliative and end-of-life care.


St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Nursing Research Institute
The Nursing Research Institute (NRI) is a collaboration between St. Vincent's and Mater Health Sydney (SV&MHS) and the Australian Catholic University (ACU). The Institute undertakes multidisciplinary clinical and health services research focused on patient outcomes and implementing evidence into practice


Mental Health Nursing Research and Practice Development Unit
The Nursing Research and Practice Development Unit (NRPDU) exists within the Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research. The program of research operating from the NRPDU locates research into mental health nursing within a broad framework of mental health services research. The main focus of the program is to assess the effectiveness of nursing led psychological and psychosocial interventions using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.


Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation
CMHNI (Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation) provides leadership in mental health nursing at local, state, national and international levels and will become a focal point for research and scholarly advance in mental health nursing in partnership with key stakeholders from industry and the broader community. Our commitment to the involvement of people with lived experience of mental health challenges is genuinely reflected by the statement: "nothing about us without us".

University of Melbourne Centre for Psychiatric Nursing
The CPN officially commenced operation in November 1999, and is funded to address education, professional development and research issues, particularly as they relate to psychiatric nursing practice, with the aim to facilitate and oversea changes in nursing practice in order to improve health outcomes for consumers of mental health services.

In being a focal body for psychiatric nursing in Victoria, the CPN encourages cooperation between stakeholders in order to promote psychiatric nursing practice.


Mental Health Research Institute
The Mental Health Research Institute has amalgamated with the Florey Neuroscience Institutes to form The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

The research focus remains as it was on psychiatric conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and on neurodegenerative illnesses including dementias particularly Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.