Mental health

A 2017 study reported 792 million people around the globe living with at least one mental disorder, equivalent to 10 per cent of the world’s population.

Previous surveys estimate that rate to be higher within Australia, with 20 per cent of Australians aged 16-85 experiencing a mental health disorder within a 12-month period.

As more people feel enabled to confront psychological ailments, it’s important that research keeps pace, growing in scale, depth and accuracy.

UQ research covers the breadth of child and adolescent mental health right through to geriatric mental health, exhibiting the importance of mental health across the full life course.

Sub-optimal levels of mental health diagnoses and treatment have widespread impacts on the community, from wellbeing to economics, crime, anti-social behaviour and relationship breakdown, underpinning the importance of expertise in this area.