Exploring experiences and needs of Australian families and communities to improve support services

Exploring experiences and needs of Australian families and communities to improve support services

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The Bouverie Centre is part of the College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University and is located off-campus in a purpose-built centre in Brunswick, funded by the Victorian Department of Health. Read more ….

Our research program focuses on the experiences and needs of Australian families and communities, particularly those that are marginalised and vulnerable, and the services that provide support to them and their individual members.

In particular, we seek to better understand:

• How challenges such as acquired brain injury, trauma, mental illness and social marginalisation affect families and family relationships
• How family processes and family relationships contribute to health and wellbeing, particularly among marginalised and vulnerable populations
• What practices and models promote health and wellbeing in families confronting complex challenges, such as mental illness, trauma, acquired brain injury, and social marginalisation
• How human service systems can be best supported to deliver care that effectively addresses the needs of individual service users and those close to them


A message of inclusiveness and diversity

La Trobe University Bulletin - NEWS March 20, 2013. La Trobe University is a thought-leader when it comes to research into gender diversity, sexuality and inclusiveness, and next week’s Pride Week puts some of these ideas into action through

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Mental health research gets $10 million boost

Pro Bono News - NEWS March 28, 2013. The Victorian Coalition Government has awarded $10 million to five innovative research projects that will deliver better outcomes for Victorians affected by mental illness. The Bouverie Centre, in collaboration with Monash University (lead agency),

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