Past Research Projects
EVALUATION OF THE 2017 GLOVE BOX GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH
Our major program, RAMHP has undergone a change in focus to linking people to care. Stemming from this has been a restructure in the program logic and also in the way information is collected. A pilot research study began in 2017 to evaluate the influence of the 2017 Glove Box Guide to Mental Health and whether it influences help seeking behaviour for mental health problems. View the summary report
Or head to the RAMHP website to find out more.
Orange Aboriginal Medical Service Youth Access Project
The CRRMH is a collaborator in a study into the Orange Aboriginal Medical Service (OAMS) Youth Access Project, along with OAMS and researchers from The University of Sydney and Western Sydney University. The project aims to improve access and service delivery within OAMS for Aboriginal young people by providing an evidence base to inform service level changes and the development of an OAMS Youth Program. Data collection is complete and findings are being prepared for this project.
RAPID REVIEW – LOW INTENSITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
The Centre works closely with rural local health districts, NSW Mental Health Branch and Primary Health Networks on projects regarding mental health service priorities, including models of integrated mental health care. The Centre provides advice on rural mental health to the NSW Mental Health Commission and the Health Minister.
The Centre recently produced a rapid review of the literature on Low Intensity Mental Health Services for a consortium of Primary Health Networks.
STAYIN’ ON TRACK
CRRMH researchers contributed to the ‘Stayin’ on Track: Young Aboriginal Fathers Project’, which was led by Prof Richard Fletcher at the University of Newcastle Family Action Centre. This project aims to support young Aboriginal men manage the life changing event of becoming a father. It is focused on the experiences of young Aboriginal dads in Moree, Tamworth and Newcastle.
STEP BY STEP BUSH FIRE SUPPORT SERVICE
The SBS project was established in response to the 2013 bush fires in the Blue Mountains, NSW. In collaboration with the Ministry of Police, Emergency Services (MPES) and The University of Newcastle, the CRRMH undertook the evaluation of SBS to gain an understanding of how this service operated during the Blue Mountains bush fires in 2013 and how effective the service was to the people who used it.
EVALUATION OF THE WARRUMBUNGLE BUSH FIRE SUPPORT COORDINATION SERVICE
The Warrumbungle BSCS was designed to help affected individuals, families and communities recover from the Warrumbungle bushfires of January 2013. Recognising the rareness of evaluations undertaken on post-disaster services like the BSCS, the CRRMH and NSW Ministry for Police and Emergency Services have collaborated to conduct an evaluation.
WORKING WELL – MENTAL HEALTH AND MINING
The CRRMH has collaborated on this Resources Industry Skills Association (RISA) award winning research project and has assessed 1450 coal mine employees regarding access to care, understanding and experience of mental health concerns. This work has resulted in four peer reviewed papers and informed the national Mining Industry Blueprint for Mental Health and Wellbeing
CARING FOR OUR PORT STEPHENS YOUTH – A NEEDS ANALYSIS
A report on youth mental health needs in Port Stephens, NSW prepared by CRRMH with funding support from HNE PHN and support from Port Stephens Council.