The Mental Health Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is a joint unit of the University of Otago, Christchurch Department of Psychological Medicine and the Specialist Mental Health Division of the Canterbury District Health Board.
Staff working on CRU projects include consultant psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatric and research nurses.
Mental Health research
The CRU is involved in research aimed at improving current treatments of serious mental disorders.
Clinical Research Advisory Group
This group consists of representatives from Specialist Mental Health Services, Te Korowai Atawhai, Family and Consumer representatives.
It provides advice to CRU researchers regarding proposed projects and liaises with stakeholders within the CDHB.