Research and collaboration

Open Arms contributes to a wide range of research projects in Australia and around the world, as well as funding professional development for counsellors.

At the forefront

Open Arms commissions a wide range of research projects in Australia and around the world. Collaborating with:

  • international experts
  • universities
  • non-government organisations
  • other providers

Involvement in research enhances the skills and knowledge of our counsellors, and enables the use of cutting-edge counselling techniques across our service. Using Open Arms means you will receive treatment at the forefront of grief, trauma and relationship counselling.

Recent research programs

Ethics

All research projects undertaken go through rigorous research ethics processes.

All research is conducted under the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and the Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee (DDVA HREC). The DDVA HREC is registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (EC00460).

This process protects the mental and physical welfare, rights, and safety of research participants.