CREMSI investigators included in Australian Government Mental Health Expert Reference Group

Several CREMSI chief investigators have been named on the Australian Government’s recently established Mental Health Expert Reference Group (ERG). The purpose of the ERG is to provide the Commonwealth Government with advice on its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. CREMSI chief investigators appointed to the ERG include: Prof Jane Pirkis; ... Read more

CREMSI presents at the SMHR 2014 conference

On 27 November 2014, several CREMSI researchers presented research at the Society for Mental Health Research 2014 conference (SMHR 2014) in Adelaide. This conference marks the first conference since the Australasian Society of Psychiatric Research (ASPR) rebranded as the Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR). The list of presentations includes: Defining minimally adequate treatment for schizophrenia: a review of evidence ... Read more

CREMSI presents at the Priorities 2014 conference

On 11 November 2014, several members of CREMSI presented an organised session at the Priorities 2014 Conference in Melbourne ( The session was titled, ‘The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health Systems Improvement: Prioritising Mental Health Services’. It included the following presentations: A brief introduction to CREMSI (Cathrine Mihalopoulos) Evidence based interventions for the prevention of depression (Emily Stockings) Cost-effectiveness ... Read more

National Mental Health Commission releases report on Australian mental health system

On 16 April 2015, the Australian Government released the Final Report of the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services – Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities – undertaken by the National Mental Health Commission. The Government had previously tasked the National Mental Health Commission with conducting a national review of mental health programmes and services. The focus ... Read more

New publication identifies rising mental health treatment rates in Australia

CREMSI Chief Investigator Professor Harvey Whiteford is the first author of paper published online by the Australian Health review today. The paper, titled “Estimating treatment rates for mental disorders in Australia” found an increase in the estimate mental health treatment rates in Australia between 2006-07 and 2009-10. The full citation is below: Whiteford, Harvey A., Buckingham, William J., ... Read more

CREMSI presents at ASPR 2013 conference

On the 5th December, Professor Whiteford presented on CREMSI at the Australasian Society of Psychiatric Research 2013 Conference in Melbourne. The slides from the presentation are available online: The slides are also available to download: Prof Whiteford ASPR 2013 presentation Read more

CREMSI ANZJP publication now available online

Whiteford, H., Harris, M., & Diminic, S. (2013). Mental health service system improvement: Translating evidence into policy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry was published online on the 28 June 2013 and is available online at SAGE Publications Read more

Neuroethics Down-Under Friday 4 October 2013 – Registration now open!

Registration has begun for this one-day conference hosted by the Neuroethics Group, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, led by CREMSI Chief Investigator Professor Wayne Hall. Neuroethics down under will explore the ethical, social, legal and policy implications of neurobiological research on mental illness and addiction. For more information on the conference program and to register your place, visit ... Read more

CREMSI to present at the TheMHS conference 21st August 2013

CREMSI, in partnership with CRESP and CREMS, will be presenting the workshop ‘Research Translation: How do we turn what we know into policy and practice?’ on Wednesday 21st August at the 23rd annual TheMHS conference. TheMHs is being held from 20-23rd August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. For more information or to register go ... Read more