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Disability Rights: Not for Service - Report: Part 8_5_6

Not for Service: Experiences of injustice and despair in mental health care in Australia

PART EIGHT: APPENDICES

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8.5 SURVEY - IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMUNITY PRIORITIES IN MENTAL HEALTH

REVIEW OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN AUSTRALIA FOR 2003-2008.

Introduction: Community review of services

In April 2003, the Mental Health Council of Australia launched its national review of mental health services in Australia : "Out of Hospital, Out of Mind!". The report highlighted the obvious deficiencies in care but also presented community priorities for further action. A key proposal was increased accountability. To date, we have insufficient data from government agencies about what really happens in mental health at local, regional and state/ territory levels. Consequently, the Mental Health Council of Australia, with academic support from the Brain & Mind Research Institute, is undertaking a state-by-state review of services in 2003. Our goal is to produce a report in each state/ territory to underpin urgent reform in your local area.

The study is being conducted by Professor Ian Hickie, Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Director, Brain & Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney; and, Dr Grace Groom, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Council of Australia .

If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete the following questionnaire. It is not expected that you will experience any discomfort from this process. It should take you no more than 15-20 minutes to complete.

All aspects of the study, including results, will be strictly confidential and only the investigators named above and research staff will have access to information on participants except as required by law. A report of the study may be submitted for publication, but individual participants will not be identifiable in such a report.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary: you are not obliged to participate and - if you do participate - you can withdraw at any time. Whatever your decision, it will not affect your relationship with the investigators, The University of Sydney, or the Mental Health Council of Australia.

If you would like to know more at any stage, please feel free to contact Professor Ian Hickie on 02 9556 9418 . This information sheet is for you to keep.

Any person with concerns or complaints about the conduct of a research study can contact the Manager for Ethics Administration, The University of Sydney on 02 9351 4811 or at gbriody@mail.usyd.edu.au.

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8.6 SURVEY - CONSUMER AND CARER EXPERIENCES OF CARE

REVIEW OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN AUSTRALIA FOR 2003-2008:

PART II: CONSUMERS & CARERS Direct Experiences of Care

Introduction: community review of services

In April 2003, the Mental Health Council of Australia launched its national review of mental health services in Australia : "Out of Hospital, Out of Mind!". We continue to have insufficient data about what really happens in our mental health services. Consequently, the Mental Health Council of Australia, with academic support from the Brain & Mind Research Institute, is committed to ongoing review of these services. The study is being conducted by Professor Ian Hickie, Executive Director, Brain & Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney; and, Dr Grace Groom, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Council of Australia .

If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete the following questionnaire. It is not expected that you will experience any discomfort from this process. It should take you no more than 15-20 minutes to complete.

All aspects of the study, including results, will be strictly confidential and only the investigators named above and research staff will have access to information on participants except as required by law. A report of the study may be submitted for publication, but individual participants will not be identifiable in such a report.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary: you are not obliged to participate and - if you do participate - you can withdraw at any time. Whatever your decision, it will not affect your relationship with the investigators, The University of Sydney, or the Mental Health Council of Australia.

If you would like to know more at any stage, please feel free to contact Professor Ian Hickie on 02 9556 9418 . This information sheet is for you to keep. If you wish to add any details of your ongoing care, or any other detailed comments, please forward them directly to Professor Ian Hickie at: ianh@med.usyd.edu.au

Any person with concerns or complaints about the conduct of a research study can contact the Manager for Ethics Administration, The University of Sydney on 02 9351 4811 or at gbriody@mail.usyd.edu.au .

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