Help them to help us

We are committed to helping research into any aspect of depression.

The research projects below need our help. The more people that participate in research projects, the more accurate the results, and the more that is learnt about depression (and related conditions) and how to best treat it.

Please help out wherever you are able with the projects here!

You may be interested in this article that gives information About Clinical Trials.

Research Websites

The Mental Health Research Institute
The page linked in the heading (published on May 21, 2015) contains information about the institute and its research projects.

Research by The Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute conducts studies into subjects relating to depression and bipolar disorder. For details visit their Participate in Our Research page.

Research projects listed on beyondblue
The beyondblue website lists research projects currently being conducted in the areas of depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. For details visit the website’s page Participate in a Research Project.

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
The Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre is based at the Alfred Hospital, a major teaching hospital in Melbourne, Australia. From here, The centre carries out world-class research to help make a difference to the lives of people suffering from serious mental illnesses. The link above is to a page describing a number of projects investigating new diagnostic and treatment methods for people experiencing depression.

Research Projects

Understanding the relationship between depression, memory & culture
This study is looking at what kinds of memories pop into our mind when we are depressed and how people respond to these memories. We are also interested in investigating if the experience of these memories is different between cultures. Participation involves completing an on-line questionnaire, meeting the researcher at Monash University and completing an on-line diary. The project closes for participation in January, 2019.

Investigating New Treatments For Mental Health Difficulties
A mental health research team at the Epworth, a not-for-profit private hospital in Camberwell, Victoria is investigating new treatments for mental health difficulties, and improving the treatments we have. Participation involves visiting Epworth, Camberwell, Victoria. Posted October 26, 2017

Music for Mental Health – An Online Program for Raising Awareness of Unhealthy Behaviours in People with Depression?
This study is being conducted by researchers at Western Sydney University, the Blackdog Institute and UNSW. It aims to conduct focus groups with young people with depression, to help design a smart phone application that can help young people reflect on how their music listening influences their mental health. Posted November 10, 2017.


Role of Boosting Positive Emoticons in Managing Stress
If you are 18 years old and are willing to take part in three phases of a survey which will take a total of 2 hours over the period of 2 weeks, then you are eligible for this research. This is an on-line research and there will be no face to face interview.

If you are keen to participate in this research please contact :
John Martin
Department of Psychology Macquarie University
Tel : 0415-096-750 or
email: for further information. Flyer attached