The Mental Health Commission of NSW is undertaking a mid-term review of Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014 – 2024.

The review will explore what progress has been made in the first five years and recommend the priorities for the next five years.

We are engaging with many people in NSW through regional meetings and workshops, agency meetings and through this survey.

We want to hear many views including those of people with a lived experience of mental health issues and caring, families, kinship groups and community members, primary health networks, local health districts, community managed organisations, human service providers, private practitioners, peak bodies, schools, universities, and local employers. 
 
Your response will help the Commission to update the Living Well strategy with key priorities for focus over the remaining five years of the strategy. The Commission will provide the updated strategy to the Minister of Mental Health for consideration in November 2019.

You can skip questions, although we encourage you to complete as many questions as you can.

Your feedback will be kept confidential.

If you have any questions please contact the Commission on phone (02) 9859 5200 or email mhc@mhc.nsw.gov.au 
 
We value your input and thank you for your time in completing this survey.

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* 1. Which of the following statements describes you? (please select all that apply)

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* 2. Do you identify as any of the following? (please select all that apply)

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* 4. Which of the following best describes where you live?

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* 5. Town or postcode - this survey asks about mental health reform in your local region. If you are a local service provider or organisation, please use the town or postcode of your primary place of work. If you are responding as an individual, please include the town or postcode of your home address.

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* 6. I am responding as an organisation with a statewide role.

This next section will explore mental health reform. Reform is
* recognising that the same ways of working are not going to get us where we want and need to go 
* making significant improvements by doing things differently, not just making incremental business improvements 
* strengthening, amending, removing faults and correcting abuses to improve outcomes for people and communities.

Please use this definition of mental health reform when considering answers to the following questions.

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* 7. What is working well in mental health reform in your community? Please provide three examples that you have identified in the last five years.

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* 8. What challenges hinder mental health reform in your region? Please provide three examples that you have identified in the last five years.

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* 9. What are your priorities for mental health reform over the next five years? Please provide three priorities.

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* 10. What would you like the updated Living Well strategy to achieve?

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* 11. What do you need to live well?

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* 12. Optional information about you

We value your input and thank you for your time in completing this survey.

Crisis and support services - unless otherwise specified these services are
available 24 hours.


If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please seek help immediately by calling 000 or one of these services:
Lifeline on 13 11 14 
Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 
Mental Health Line (counselling, assessment, referral)  1800 011 511

Other support services 
Men's Line Australia (General Counselling for men) 1300 78 99 78
Mental Health Carers NSW Connections Helpline (connects carers with services) 1300 554 660
Mental Health Information Service 1300 794 991
1800 Respect (sexual assault, domestic & family violence) 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463
QLife (counselling for LGBTIQ+ people, families and friends) 3pm to 12am 1800 184 527
beyondblue (programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and general information on mental health, including how to recognise depression and where to get help) 1300 22 4636
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (information, advice, assessment, referral) 1800 422 599
Kids Helpline (young people 5 -25) 1800 55 1800
eheadspace School Support (young people 12 -25) 9am to 1am 1800 688 248
Health Care Complaints Commission (for complaints about health service providers in NSW) 1800 043 159 9am to 5pm

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