Options for Supported Decision-Making to Enhance the Recovery of People with Severe Mental Health Problems

  • Kokanovic, Renata (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Brophy, Lisa (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Herrman, Helen Edith (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McSherry, Bernadette (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Callander, Rosemary (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Cox, Merrilee (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Crowther, Elizabeth (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Grigg, Margaret (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Montgomery, Emma (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Weavell, Wayne (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This interdisciplinary project explores options for people with severe mental health problems to receive support in making decisions about their care and treatment in order to fulfil Australia's human rights obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Interviews with people with severe mental health problems, carers and mental health practitioners and an international review of relevant laws will lead to the design of an internet based resource and training materials that explain supported decision-making and its role in enhancing the process of recovery. These outcomes will inform current reforms of Australian mental health laws.
Effective start/end date1/07/1315/03/17


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$586,279.00
  • University of Melbourne
  • Department of Health (DH) (Victoria): A$198,532.00
  • Mind Australia Limited: A$45,000.00
  • Wellways Australia Limited: A$30,000.00
  • Neami National: A$45,000.00
  • Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council
  • Tandem Inc