Whilst Menzies is looking for ways to improve mental health we are also looking at mental health prevention by examining the tools which a person or community needs and ways for people and communities to stay socially, spiritually, emotionally and mentally strong.
Research has shown that Indigenous people go to hospital for help with mental disorders linked with alcohol, kava, petrol and marijuana use. Indigenous people die from mental disorders linked with substance misuse at more than 11 times the rate of non-Indigenous people.
At Menzies we are striving to communicate 'two-way' mental health messages and to discover ways to overcome barriers caused by language and literacy.
Our researchers give people the tools to recognize and overcome the problems causing mental illness, such as social, work and family stress. Learn more about our mental health projects: