Principles Unite Local Services Assisting Recovery (PULSAR)



Funded by Mental Illness Research, $2,914,325

Graham Meadows1, Mike Slade2, Umit Agis3, Jakqui Barnfield4, Brendan Murphy5, Vrinda Edan4, Christine Thornton Gaylard6, Margaret Grigg 7, Lisa Brophy7, Grant Russell8, Danielle Mazza9, Harry Minas10, Ritsuko Kakuma10, Brett Inder11, Penelope Weller12, Elisabeth Wilson‐Evered13, Ellie Fossey14, John Julian1, Joanne Brooker15, David Clarke4

  1. Southern Synergy, School of Psychiatry, Monash University
  2. Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  3. Southern Health
  4. Mental Health Programme, Monash Health
  5. Pine Lodge Clinic, Melbourne
  6. Eastern Regions Mental Health Association
  7. Mind Australia
  8. School of Primary Health Care, Monash University
  9. Department of General Practice, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University
  10. Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
  11. Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics, Monash University
  12. Graduate School of Business & Law, RMIT University
  13. School of Management & Information Systems, Victoria University
  14. Department of Occupational Therapy School of Allied Health, La Trobe University
  15. Cabrini Monash Psycho-oncology, Cabrini Health

This project will test a practical approach to address the vital issue of how different types of services within a defined geographical area can be refocused to support recovery for people with mental illness. It is expected to shed light on how clinical mental health, primary care and community support services can collaborate effectively and support people with mental illness achieve their personal recovery goals. The research will adapt and test the usefulness of a set of training materials and organisational change techniques first used in the UK, with particular focus on how they can be suited to the Victorian context.