Mental Health Modelling

Project title

Mental Health Modelling

Funding Agency

Australian Government Department of Health

Project period

2020-2021

Investigators/CHE Researchers

Dennis Petrie, Anthony Harris, Sonja de New, Karinna Saxby, Daniel Avdic, Clement Wong , Ieva Sriubaite, Thomas Plunkett

Project Description

The Australian Government Department of Health has engaged a consortium comprising KPMG, ANU and the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University to develop an analytical simulation model capable of predicting the current and future impact of COVID-19 on rates of mental illness, mental wellbeing, suicide risk and suicide rates. The model will be a critical tool for governments in informing service and policy responses at both the national and regional level. It will be informed by the analysis of the best integrated data sets from across government.