Research and Evaluation


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The Hunter Institute of Mental Health has a strong commitment to contributing to the evidence base for the prevention of mental ill-health the prevention of suicide and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. We use research to guide our work and the work of others. 

The Institute, and its staff, have relationships with a range of research Institutions and Centres – including the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute, the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, The Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, and the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia. 

The Institute is currently leading and/or partnering on research projects in the areas of workplace mental health, media reporting of suicide and mental illness, community approaches to suicide prevention, the mental health of early career teachers, support for families and carers and many more. 

The Institute disseminates its research outcomes through peer-reviewed publications, writing for media, conference presentations, and other national and international forums.