Welcome to the parent/carer LGBTIQ+ survey

Dear parent/carer,
 
We are inviting you to take part in Spill The Tea- The CAMHS LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer plus) Parent/Carer survey. CAMHS Rainbow Group are trying to find out about how someone who is part of the LGBTIQ+ community experiences CAMHS services so we can improve and make sure our services are inclusive and welcoming . 
 
The CAMHS Rainbow Group is a group of clinicians, young people, and peer workers who identify as being part of the LGBTIQ+ community, or who have close relationships with people who are in the community. We want to make CAMHS the most safe, welcoming and inclusive service we can, so we're looking into how people feel coming to the service, how they were treated during their therapy and any suggestions they can make as to how we can be better. 
 
The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. The results will be confidential- we won't ask you to identify yourself, we won't tell the clinician your young person is seeing or your young person what you say. If any of the questions bother you, you can talk with someone you trust or you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14. You can also speak with CAMHS Clinician Jessica Bos on 8252 0133. 
 
Survey feedback will be analysed and a poster of main themes will be printed and posted in CAMHS waiting areas and patient congregation areas, so that you can see what people have said and how CAMHS intends to improve based upon this feedback. This feedback will also be posted on the SA Health Facebook page, the Women's and Children's Health Network Facebook page and sent to LGBTIQ+ Rainbow email networks.

Thank you for taking part, if you have any feedback about the survey you can contact Jessica Bos on 7321 4500.
 
 
Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form

Chief Researcher: Kat Evans, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

The following information has been put together to help you decide if you would like to take part in this study.

What is the survey about?
We are trying to find out about how someone who is part of the LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer plus) community experiences CAMHS services to help us improve and make sure our services are inclusive and welcoming.

What will I have to do if I take part?
You can answer a short 10 minute survey via survey monkey. There are two options, a survey for young people and a survey for parents/carers. Both surveys are confidential- we won't ask you to identify yourself, we won't tell your clinician or your parents/carers or friends what you say. The survey will ask you general questions about you: your age group, whether you identify as part of the queer community, if you access Metro or Community CAMHS services, as well as other demographic information. It will not ask for your name or address or the clinician you are seeing. The survey will also ask your opinion on whether you think CAMHS is a safe and welcoming service for queer people and what we could do to improve CAMHS services for queer people. If you fill out the survey this constitutes you giving your consent to participate in this study. 

Do I have to take part in this survey?
No you don’t. You can read this information sheet and have a look at the survey questions, and decide whether you want to participate. You can also change your mind at any time during the survey and stop participating by simply quitting the survey. You can also not answer any questions that you don’t want. Please consider your wellbeing when considering whether to participate in this survey. If you are currently feeling unsafe or unwell, consider if you would like to participate at another time, or discuss your feelings with someone you trust.

Will anyone know I’m participating in this survey?
When you access the survey there is no signing up or logging in and we don’t ask for any names or addresses. Your information will remain confidential except in the case of a legal requirement to pass on personal information to authorised third parties. This requirement is standard and applies to information collected both in research and non-research situations. Such requests to access information are rare; however we have an obligation to inform you of this possibility.

Is there anything that might make me upset in the survey?
We are asking about your experiences here at CAMHS and if you feel the service is friendly and welcoming for LGBTIQ+ people. If any of the questions in the survey make you feel discomfort, you can contact Jessica Bos, CAMHS clinician on 8252 0133. You can also contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or kids helpline on 1800 55 1800. You can choose not to answer any questions that make you feel uncomfortable or decide to stop answering all together.  

What happens to the answers I provide in the survey?
The feedback you provide will be analysed and used to create a LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Initiative, which is a plan for how CAMHS can be more inclusive for LGBTIQ+ people. A copy of the overall feedback themes from the survey and what changes CAMHS will make in response to these will be displayed in every CAMHS waiting room, as well as posted to the SA Health Facebook page, the Women's and Children's Health Network Facebook page and sent to LGBTIQ+ Rainbow email networks. The information you give could be used in reports or papers or conferences, but the details of which individual study participant provided this information will still be anonymous. 

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