1. Introduction

Why we're doing this survey.
This survey asks you to describe what would exist in a world where we had a perfect replacement for the current mental health system. It's part of our project to create The VMIAC Declaration.

The Declaration will be a public document that is:

A collective vision by consumers/survivors of the future we want to see when the current mental health system is replaced by something better.

Please feel free to answer all the questions or only those that matter to you. There is space at the end for you to tell us anything extra you want us to know. 

To stay up to date with the project, and hear what other people are sharing in the survey, check out our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedeclaration

Important information.
  • Who can complete this survey? Any person who has used mental health services in Victoria as a ‘consumer’, ‘survivor’ or similar.
  • Privacy. This survey is fully anonymous. 
  • Consent: This survey is completely voluntary, and you do not have to take part. By completing this survey, you give us consent to use the information you provide in VMIAC publications (e.g., reports, position papers, academic journals, internet). Once you submit your survey you will not be able to withdraw your consent because your survey is anonymous.
  • What we will do with this information: We will get as many people as possible to complete the survey, and we’ll share the results. We won’t simply choose the most common opinions. Instead, we’ll invite the consumer/survivor community to talk with us about how we can show the most possible respect for all of us—which may mean using several of the terms.

Question Title

* Please confirm you are eligible to complete this survey. Have you used/been admitted to a mental health service in Victoria as a patient/consumer/survivor?

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