The CRC for Mental Health has developed an education program encompassing:
- top-up scholarships for post-graduate research education
- community education about brain research and mental health
- change management which will enable the translation of mental health research findings in changed end-user behaviour, and
- promotion of the CRC for Mental Health in the scientific community and the general community.
Education Program Objectives:
- To develop a first class education program that educates our scientists and health professionals in the area of early diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
- To ensure the translation and adoption of CRC research findings into practical solutions for end-users, including applied medical practitioners, aged care workers and carers in general.
- To deliver a community mental health education program through the auspices of the Dax Centre’s Collection of Psychiatric Art.
- To develop an on-line portal delivering information to (i) our scientists, (ii) end-users and (iii) the general community.
The Mercy Health Chair of Aged Care at the Australian Catholic University is the key to translating research outcomes to better outcomes for affected patients. The appointee will become a member of the CRC’s Research Management Committee and of the CRC’s Education Committee which will drive the Education and Community Plan. It is envisaged that the appointee will attend research project meetings and become a spokesperson in those meetings for end users (applied medical practitioners and aged care workers and carers). Learn more about the Chair of Aged Care.
The CRC will work with Mercy Health and the Australian Catholic University to help develop continuing education modules in the area of mental illness, as related to aged care, accredited by bodies such as the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry.
The Dax Centre promotes mental health and wellbeing by fostering a greater understanding of the mind, mental illness and trauma through art and creativity. The Dax Centre is a unique hub for all who are interested in the interface between arts and the mind. The CRC for Mental Health will use the resources of the Dax Centre, now located in the Melbourne Brain Centre at the University of Melbourne, as part of its community outreach program.
Further information about the DAX Centre can be found at www.daxcentre.org