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Black Dog Institute

Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, Newcastle University

Macquarie University, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science

University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital, Brain Dynamics Centre

University of Wollongong, Illawarra Institute of Mental Health

Research, projects and surveys requiring participants
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Healthy Thinking - 

The Black Dog Institute, in partnership with the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention, is trialling a world-first online suicide prevention program in a trial called ‘Healthy Thinking’.

The study of web-based interventions for suicide is a new and important field of research. By conducting this study, we hope to learn whether web-based self-help can help reduce suicidal thoughts.

Designed around evidence-based psychological theory, the 6 week program is designed to help participants manage the frequency and intensity of suicidal thoughts, as well as reducing levels of depression and anxiety. The program is anonymous, can be done around work or study schedules, and doesn’t require travel time or costs. The program is password-protected and accessible from any internet-enabled computer.

We are asking you to share information about this trial with anyone who might benefit .  

People who experience suicidal thoughts are often reluctant to disclose their thoughts or don’t seek help for various reasons. Any assistance you can provide to us in recruiting to the trial would be appreciated.

A patient handout can be printed out HERE

More information about the research can be obtained by contacting us on (02) 9382 9274 or email d.solomon@blackdog.org.au.

Many thanks for your support.

Improving how health services respond following a suicide attempt 

We are looking for people who’ve had a suicide attempt or who care for someone who has had a suicide attempt. We invite these individuals to take part in a research project examining people’s experience of health services following a suicide attempt.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who:

Are aged 18 or over
Live in Australia
Are proficient in reading and writing English
Either have made an attempt to take their own life or care for someone who has made an attempt to take their own life.

What will we ask them to do?

We’ll invite them to complete an online survey or take part in an interview with a qualified researcher. Those who wish to take part in both the online survey and the interview are welcome to do so. We will ask them questions about their own or their loved one’s suicide attempt, their experience of health services following the attempt, and their thoughts about how health services can be improved. Participants must not be currently at risk of suicide (i.e. must not currently have a plan to take their own life).

Individuals interested in participating in the interview can email caasa.blackdoginstitute@gmail.com. The interview will last anywhere between 60-90 minutes and participants will receive a $30 gift voucher for their time.

Participants who wish to complete the online survey can do so by visiting http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/public/research/participateinourresearch and then clicking on the ‘Care after a suicide attempt study’.

Should you have any questions in regards to the above study please contact Rebecca Ridani on (02) 9382 8501 or r.ridani@blackdog.org.au.


A New Approach to Bipolar Depression

Do you have bipolar disorder and are looking for something more than your usual treatment?

We would like to study the benefits of adding a combination of vitamins and other natural compounds to your usual treatment for bipolar depression.

It is believed that in bipolar depression there may be an abnormality in energy metabolism, resulting in interference with normal brain function.  There is evidence to suggest that this combination treatment may improve some of the symptoms of this illness.

Anyone who has bipolar disorder and is currently experiencing symptoms of depression.

•         The trial will NOT involve any costs.
•         People will continue their usual treatment.
•         The treatment trial will last 3 months.
•         You will attend a final visit 4 weeks after the treatment trial.
•         We will meet with you at least 7 times over the course of the trial.

This trial is a joint venture between Barwon Health and the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.

Persons wishing to take part in the trial can obtain more information from the trial coordinator;
Phone: 9462 9902   or
Email: nacstudy@cadeclinic.com


The Meaning of Safety in Acute Mental Health Inpatient Units

A researcher from the University of Wollongong* is wishing to interview people who have experienced admission to an acute (public) mental health inpatient unit. Participants will be asked to describe in their own words what safety meant to them when they were in the acute mental health inpatient setting.

You may be eligible for this study if you are:

• Aged 18 years or over

• Have had one or more admissions to an acute (public) mental health inpatient unit in NSW, Australia

• Are not currently receiving care or treatment in an inpatient setting.

Participation will entail a single confidential interview at a time and location convenient to you.



Please contact: Natalie Cutler

M: 0411 354 829 (call or SMS) or Email: nac639@uowmail.edu.au


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