Everymind has a strong commitment to increasing our understanding of mental health and suicide through research. All of our research focuses on contributing to the evidence base for the prevention of mental ill-health, the prevention of suicide and the promotion of overall mental health and wellbeing. We use research to guide our work and the work of others.
Everymind, and its staff, have collaborative relationships with a diverse range of research Institutions and Centres. Some of our partners include the University of Newcastle (UoN), the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the University of NSW (and the Black Dog Institute), The Matilda Centre, Manna Institute and the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA).
Our Institute is currently working on a wide variety of research projects in the areas of workplace mental health, media reporting of suicide and mental health concerns, community approaches to suicide prevention, the mental health of early career teachers, support for families and carers and many more.
Everymind disseminates its research outcomes through peer-reviewed publications, writing for media, conference presentations, and other national and international forums.
Impact of the Minds Together program for family and friends supporting someone with their mental health
This study aimed to provide a deeper understanding of the societal and economic significance of the research, examining the activities and impact of the Minds Together program for family and friends supporting someone with their mental health.
Workshops bringing together regional communities to create a collaborative plan for suicide prevention action
Everymind, in partnership with Hunter New England Local Health District, HMRI Healthy Minds Research Program and Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network, has conducted a series of strategic suicide prevention planning priority workshops in local communities to develop a collaborative plan for action.
In mid-2022, Everymind conducted a national consultation with 72 family and friends of paramedics experiencing mental ill-health or suicidal distress to learn about their unique caregiving role, their wellbeing, challenges and needs.
Small business owners from around Australia took part in the successful feasibility and acceptability trial of Business Wellbeing Online Training in 2021. Mental health literacy and self-efficacy both increased after completing the training. 100% found the training easy to understand, and said they would recommend the training to other small business owners.
Over 100 family and friends who support someone with their mental health took part in the successful pilot study of the Minds Together program in 2020.
Everymind developed an online program for family day care as part of the Children in Mind suite of programs and resources providing family day care educators knowledge and resources to support children’s social and emotional development and mental health. Over 400 family day care educators and managers/coordinators have participated in the development and evaluation of the Children in Mind program.
Everymind is researching the issues faced by family and friends supporting older Australians experiencing depression and anxiety.
Improving the mental health and wellbeing of anaesthetists.
A research project to develop, implement and evaluate an online digital portal tailored fo employees in the Australian mining industry.
Never Not Creative, UnLtd and Everymind partnered to conduct the first major study into the mental health and wellbeing of the media, marketing and creative industries. The purpose of the study was to bring transparency to the mental health issues affecting individuals working in the industries. The results will be used to guide establishment of programs to improve the mental health in the workplace.
This is a qualitative study exploring the working lives of early childhood educators in long day care centres, including positive aspects, challenges and stressors, and suggestions for workplace change to maximise educator social and emotional wellbeing.
Working Well focused on improving the mental health and wellbeing of mining and associated communities.
The Start Well project examined the experience of early career teachers and considered strategies which could be implemented to improve their wellbeing.
This research project developed and evaluated an evidence-informed intervention comprising a series of text messages for people bereaved by suicide.
Research into media and public relations professionals’ attitudes towards the reporting of suicide; any association with their personal exposure to suicide; and their attitude towards suicide in general.
Research to evaluate the implementation and delivery of the Way Back Support Service NSW and whether it effectively complements other services to reduce suicidal behaviour.
The Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network partnered with Sax Institute and Hunter New England Local Health District (including Everymind) to apply dynamic simulation modelling to suicide prevention across the region.