Are you a GP or health professional with an interest in child mental health?

  22 November 2021  NWMPHN   

Here’s an opportunity to help shape the language we use around children’s mental health.

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) is currently undertaking a research project looking at language that may be used for a child mental health continuum. The project funded by the Australian Mental Health Commission will investigate how to better describe child mental health, and how better descriptions can help to support the way children are diagnosed.  

Invitation to participate in our study 

MRCI are seeking health professionals (with a minimum 5 years’ experience working with children aged 2-12 years) to join a Delphi study. A Delphi study is a way of doing research that aims to reach consensus among different experts, which for this study will include issues such as the language for the anchor points and indicators on the continuum.   

What would that involve? 

The Delphi study will involve participants completing 2-3 online surveys over the next 2-3 months which will take a total of about 1-1.5 hours (over the 2-3 months). These surveys can be completed when it suits each participant over a 10-day timeframe.  

If you are interested in participating, please follow the link below:  

Developing a child mental health continuum: Survey 1 ocontact Kate Paton at