Your experience and recommendations to improve NT Government mental health services

Welcome to the NT Lived Experience Network’s survey which has been created to capture people's experience using NT Government mental health services and recommendations to improve the quality of care.   

Who are we?

The NT Lived Experience Network is made up of people who have individual experience - or experience supporting a family member - with issues related to mental health, well-being, suicide, trauma or alcohol and other drug use.  All of our advocacy on behalf of the lived experience community is done voluntarily. 

Why are we doing this survey?

We are doing this survey for two reasons:  

1) The NT Government is reviewing the NT Mental Health Act and we want to ensure the experience and perspectives for a diverse range of people with lived experience are used to inform the review.

2) The Australian Government is running a Disability Royal Commission, and we want to share information to the Commission about the experience and needs of Territorians accessing the NT mental health system.
In this survey we are seeking to understand your experience and gather your feedback for improvements we would like made to the NT Mental Health Act and delivery of NT Government mental health services.
For more information about this survey write to
Confidentiality and privacy

We will not ask for your name or other information that could be used to identify you.  We will also not publish information that could be used to identify any person.  

Survey design

The survey has 8 parts.  It can be done in 20-30 minutes if you answer every question.  However, we have designed the survey, so that you can skip ahead and only do the parts that you want, which will take less time.  
Only Part 1 contains questions that you need to do in order to submit your response.  These questions are marked by an asterisk (*).

Part 1: About you  
Part 2: Treatment and care 
Part 3: Sharing information with family
Part 4: Access to leave during hospital stays
Part 5: Being restrained at hospital
Part 6: New support service
Part 7: Having trouble with the law
Part 8
: Getting specialist treatment in another state
Need support?

In a mental health crisis call:

Emergency services on 000 
NT Mental Health Access Team on 1800 682 288

For mental health support call:

Lifeline on 13 11 14
13YARN on 13 92 76
Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800
Suicide Call Back on 1300 659 467
Brother to Brother Crisis Support on 1800 435 799

Question Title

* 1. I understand and agree that the information I provide will be used by the NT Lived Experience Network in a way that promotes the rights of people with lived experience in the NT.  I also understand that the NT Lived Experience Network will not publish any information that I share, which can be used to identify me, or any other person.