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Importance of mental health research

Mental health describes a range of mental illnesses including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses, substance use disorders, dementia, and developmental disorders including autism.

Mental health issues are very common. It’s expected that one in five Australians aged 16 – 85 will experience a mental illness in any year, and 45 per cent of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.


Mental health research at Cabrini

At Cabrini, we are focusing our mental health research on helping cancer patients and women. Our goal is to identify effective strategies and support systems which will help people and their families and carers to manage their conditions, and allow them to live a healthier life.

Our world leading psycho-oncology and psychiatry researchers are driving studies aimed at;

  • identifying new treatments and effective strategies for the prevention of mental health illnesses
  • discovering new and improved strategies allowing patients to better adapt to their illness and alleviate suffering caused
  • finding ways to better support those who care for people with a mental illness
  • ensuring patients receive better, easier, and more cost effective access to healthcare services.

Cabrini research departments involved in mental health

Our researchers and clinicians work across multiple research departments to help patients and their families and carers to manage their health conditions better. Discover the world-class research being led by our research departments.