Oct 2023 Campus mental health research funding


Campus mental health research funding
Two new research projects have recently been awarded funding as part of the Melbourne Children's Mental Health Strategy goal to support innovative, aligned studies that complement and extend our work across the strategy. 

Consistent with our ethos of promoting the voice of people with lived and living experience of mental ill-health and recovery, we adopted a shared decision-making model for this grant call. 

We were delighted to receive 12 initial expressions of interest and after a shortlisting meeting with lived experience and professional experts, six projects progressed to the final application stage.

The following projects will receive funding in 2024-2025 to deliver their research:
A/Professor Maria McCarthy and colleaguesInteractions that hurt or heal: Patient and parent perceptions of healthcare conflict, mental health impacts and preferences for intervention.

A/Professor Rebecca Giallo and colleagues
Co-design of an evidence-informed approach to promote the mental health of children living with disabilities and chronic health conditions on the Melbourne Children’s Campus.

We would to thank everyone who applied or participated in the decision-making process. For more information, please contact CMHS@mcri.edu.au

Acknowledgement of Country

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At Mental Health Central we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, gather and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.


Proudly supported by The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation