VMIAC is seeking information from older consumers regarding the care they have received in aged care services for their mental health. The feedback VMIAC receives through this survey will be used to create a submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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* 1. Are you a consumer of Victoria's mental health system?

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. What is your gender?

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* 4. Are you a regional, rural or metro consumer of mental health services?

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* 5. Do you identify as

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* 6. Do you receive care in a residential aged care setting, or in the community?

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* 7. Do you consider your mental health a priority for the aged care service you receive? Residential aged care or in the community.

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* 8. What mental health supports do you need in place in aged care services?

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* 9. Do you have access to mental health professionals in the aged care service?

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* 10. If you answered "No" to the above question, would this benefit you?

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* 11. If you answered "Yes" to question 8, is this helpful?

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* 12. Are you able to access aged care mental health services?

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* 13. Are you made aware of your mental health treatment when accessing the aged care service?

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* 14. If so, what treatment are you offered to support your mental health in the aged care service?

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* 15. Has your use of an aged care service impacted your mental health?

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* 16. If you answered "yes" to the above question, have you received support to recover?

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* 17. To assist older people, the Interim Report from the Royal Commission has outlined the need for aged care service providers to work with new specialised mental health services. What do you need from this service to support you best?

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* 18. How do aged care workers need to be trained to support your mental health?

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* 19. Can you describe the quality of care you receive for your mental health in the aged care service?

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* 20. Are you aware of the overuse and abuse of psychotropic and major tranquiliser medications in Nursing Homes?

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* 21. Have you experienced any of the following in your interactions with aged care health professionals (tick as many as apply to you):

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* 22. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey. If you would like to discuss any of the points further, please leave your details and a brief message about what you'd like to discuss. Team VMIAC will contact you as soon as possible.

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