What is the CRE?

The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Childhood Adversity and Mental Health is a five year research program (2019-2023) co-funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Beyond Blue. 

The CRE brings together families with lived experience, practitioners, researchers and policy makers from health, social care, and legal sectors with an aim to prevent the significant mental health burden experienced by children and families experiencing adversity.

We aim to create Child and Family Hubs, co-designed with end users, that seek to improve children’s mental health by earlier detection and response to family adversity.

We have partnered with universities, government agencies and non-government organisations to develop and deliver this program of work, including: Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Beyond Blue, The University of Melbourne, Parenting Research Centre, Monash University, University of New South Wales, Wyndham City Council, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, Queensland Children's Hospital, Sydney Local Health District, Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods, IPC Health, Sydney Institute for Women, Children and their Families, PANDA and Health Justice Australia.


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About the Team

Our vision

Our vision is to create a sustainable service approach, co-designed with end users, that aims to improve children’s mental health by earlier detection and response to adversity.

Our values

  • Equity
  • Respect
  • Relationships and collaboration
  • Community
  • Family
  • Sustainability

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