We want to understand your lived experience so that your input can help us shape the right direction for supporting better mental health care in Western Queensland. The aim is that your experience and ideas contribute to how the health and social care sectors can be configured to support more responsive and better connected support for people experiencing mental illness.
Your feedback will be used to refresh our Regional Plan for Western Queensland considering key actions to improve mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug treatment services for the next five years.
The Survey
This survey has been adapted for our Western Queensland rural and remote context from the Consumers Health Forum (the peak body for Australia's health consumers) and National Rural Health Alliance (the peak body for rural and remote health in Australia) survey which was conducted to inform the Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health services.
Consumers, carers and family members who have either a direct experience of mental-ill health, suicide and or alcohol and other drugs can complete the survey. Some people may have multiple perspectives;however, this survey is designed for one at a time. If you would like to complete the survey from multiple perspectives, please fill out the survey separately for each.

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and needs to be done in one session. You also have the option to write comments in free text boxes provided. The survey has been split into three domains of ready access to care, proactive preventative care and engaged chronic and complex care which reflect the Western Queensland Health Care Home model of care being implemented across the region.

The survey is completely confidential, and data will not be linked back to individual survey responses.

Your input is highly valued and we thank you for your time to contribute towards our understanding of steps we can take to improve mental healthcare, suicide prevention and alcohol and other treatment services in Western Queensland.  The resulting Regional Plan will be published at www.wqphn.com.au midway through 2020.

Thank you.

Stuart Gordon
Chief Executive Officer, WQPHN