The LifeCourse Mental Health Consortium has been established to better understand complex influences on children’s mental health. Specifically, we aim to:

  1. Describe how mental health difficulties and competence unfolds from childhood to adulthood, and how this has changed in response to COVID as a recent global disruption; and
  2. Identify opportunities to improve mental health by elucidating key influences across the world of the child, the world around the child, and the world at large, and how these interact to drive children’s mental health over time. 


Consortium name
LifeCourse Mental health Consortium
Abbreviation LMHC
Current principal investigator/s Meredith O’Connor
Project Members TBD
Project Contact Meredith O’Connor
Postal address 50 Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052
Phone +61393456539
Primary Institution Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Collaborating Institution/s TBD
Major funding sources Funding currently being sought
Study website TBD
Protocol paper In preparation
Year commenced 2023
Australian cohorts Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and others TBD
International cohorts Millennium Cohort Study and others TBD
Ethics approvals or requirements? Ethics approval will be sought once participating cohorts are finalised