Mental health and wellbeing

Children’s Health Queensland aims to support children and young people to reach and maintain their optimal mental health and emotional wellbeing. Our research helps to achieve this by identifying risk factors commonly associated with the development and persistence of childhood and adolescent mental health symptoms, while developing and evaluating new treatments and prevention programs to address these. We specialise in perinatal and infant mental health, genetic factors, psychiatric disorders, and complex mental health conditions. We also focus on research projects to improve service access, delivery, and outcomes for infants, children, young people and families.

Research areas

  • Child development
  • Child, youth and adolescent mental health
  • Perinatal and infant mental health