Wherever possible, the Anne Deveson Research Centre takes a collaborative approach to mental health research. This page lists any current opportunities to contribute to ADRC research.
Our Turn to Speak is a national survey that seeks to understand the life experiences of people living with severe and complex mental health issues in Australia.
To be eligible to take part in this confidential survey, you must be an Australian resident, aged 18 and over, who has been living with at least one of the following severe and complex mental health issues over the last 12 months:
- Schizophrenia spectrum disorders (such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or schizophreniform disorder),
- Bipolar and related disorders,
- Personality disorders (such as, but not limited to, borderline personality disorder),
- Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (such as OCD, body-dysmorphic disorder, excoriation disorder, trichotillomania or hoarding disorder),
- Post-traumatic stress disorder,
- Dissociative disorders,
- Eating disorders (such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and binge-eating disorder),
- Severe and treatment-resistant depression and anxiety requiring multi-agency support.
We are seeking responses from people who have received a formal diagnosis, as well as those who have not been diagnosed formally, but believe they may be experiencing one of these mental health issues.
How to get involved
You can complete the survey online or make a time to take part via phone interview from, between 9am–8pm (AEDT), Monday–Friday.
Visit ourturntospeak.com.au to find out more.
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