Research and Evaluation
Although research has not been the primary purpose of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, over the years we have had the opportunity to enter into partnerships with academics and other practitioners where our particular knowledge and skills are relevant to their research interests.
Consequently the Institute is an active partner on a small number of current research collaborations. We intend that this aspect of our work will expand greatly in the future.
Further, we are not usually funded to translate the evaluation of our work into papers for publication, nevertheless over the years we have engaged in writing papers, again in collaboration with academic partners.
The Institute has a strong commitment to contributing to the evidence base of mental health promotion, suicide prevention and the prevention of mental illness. We also wish to publish in the area of our particular expertise in building capacity and partnership-building.