Investigators: Prof Emily Banks, Dr Soufiane Boufous, Prof Julie Byles, Prof Catherine D’Este, Dr Richard Gibson, Prof Louisa Jorm, Prof Sally Redman, Dr Ian Robinson, Prof Bryan Rodgers, Dr Anna Williamson (CI).

As Australia’s population ages, the need to identify and understand the correlates of mental health problems in middle- to old-aged Australians and the predictors of healthy ageing in relation to mental wellbeing is becoming increasingly urgent. Using baseline questionnaire data, this project will explore the indicators of mental health problems (psychological distress, self-reported anxiety and depression and psychotropic mediation use) and how they correlate to a range of measures including socioeconomic status and physical health in mid-to-late-life Australians.