Welcome to The Psychosocial Research Centre

The Psychosocial Research Centre (PRC) undertakes research, training, service development and policy reform, aimed at improving outcomes for adults recovering from mental illness through psychological and social treatments and approaches.


The PRC is a collaboration of the University of Melbourne and NorthWestern Mental Health. The Centre also works with a broad range of community organisations to foster research and service partnerships in three priority areas:

  1. Enhancing recovery from mental illness through social and economic participation.
  2. Bridging current evidence and practice gaps in the delivery of psychosocial interventions.
  3. Building new evidence for psychosocial approaches which enhance recovery from mental illness.