Research studies for people with depression
We are seeking participants for our depression research studies, ranging from new and exciting treatments to online questionnaires, e-mental health tools and blogs.
Chief Investigator: Quincy Wong
Many people that experience a mental illness change their daily activities. These behavioural changes can be detected by sensors embedded in smartphones. We are currently testing the Socialise app developed by the Black Dog Institute to find out if a smartphone app can help the detection and diagnosis of mental illness.
Burnout online study
Chief Investigator: Professor Gordon Paker
Whether you are working, retired, studying or responsible for home/care duties, you may be currently feeling burnt out. If so, you are invited to participate in research aiming to clarify the nature of burnout, as well as to develop a tool to accurately measure the condition.
Ketamine for adult depression study
Chief Investigator: Professor Colleen Loo
Black Dog Institute researchers have demonstrated the enormous potential of ketamine as a new treatment for major depression.Whilst ketamine is approved for use in anaesthesia, it has not received approval for use in depression.
Personalised relaxation intervention study
We are looking for participants with a current diagnosis of depression and who are also experiencing sleep difficulties (e.g. unrefreshing sleep). By participating in this study you may help researchers to better understand the factors contributing to poor sleep quality and everyday functioning in individuals with depression or bipolar.
An app to help people with suicidal thoughts
Chief Investigator: Professor Helen Christensen
We are looking for individuals to participate in a trial of a new tablet-based app designed to improve mental health and reduce suicidal thoughts. Many people find it difficult to share their suicidal thoughts and we want to examine if an anonymous self-help app helps people with suicidal thoughts.