Five-Year Programme of Research in Mental Health and Wellbeing

A Five-Year Programme of Research in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Defence (2023-2027) has been developed to provide insights and develop precise and effective tools to reduce rates and burden of mental health problems among ADF members.

The 2 areas of focus for this programme of research are:

  1. prevention of mental ill health through developing an evidence-based understanding of risk factors for mental ill health and developing precise and effective interventions to target these
  2. improving recovery from mental ill health through implementing routine outcome monitoring and trialling evidence-based interventions for the treatment of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.