MIND the GaP Research

Research and research into clinical practice in a regional context form a critical part of the delivery of the MIND the GaP initiative.

The research focus will be across three intersecting domains of suicide prevention, traumatic stress responses and community resilience. The backbone across all three of these is trauma and trauma recovery.

Researchers from UOW’s Science, Medicine and Health and The Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities faculties and clinicians from the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), Coordinare and professionals from associated organisations will be linked by and where possible co-located in the new facility, enhancing their ability to work together on new and existing areas of research and networking with others nationally and internationally.

Importantly, MIND the GaP can also provide links with key support groups such as Lifeline, Fearless (PTSD), Police Post Trauma Support Group, and the Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Awareness Network (SSPAN).