Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan Consumer and Carer Survey

Closes 30 Apr 2019

Introduction

The NMHC welcomes responses from consumers who have accessed mental health services in the past 12 months, as well as carers of consumers who have accessed mental health services in the past 12 months. To get started, we’d like to know if you identify as a consumer or carer.

In the context of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, a consumer is described as a person living with a mental illness who uses, has used or may use a mental health service. A carer is a person who cares for, or otherwise supports, a person living with a mental illness and may be a family member, friend, neighbour, or member of the broader community. For the purposes of this survey, a carer does not refer to community care services provided on a fee-for-service basis.

Some mental health care consumers also care for someone who has a mental illness. This means that they are both a consumer and a carer. This survey requires the respondent to identify as either a consumer or carer. If you identify as both a consumer and carer, then we welcome you to respond to the survey from the perspective of a consumer and then respond for a second time from the perspective of a carer.

Are you answering this survey as a consumer of mental health care services or as a carer of someone who has a mental illness?

(Required)