To what extent do you agree with the following statement:

Q47. Better Access has contributed to more appropriate services being provided to children and young people

Q48. Better Access has contributed to more appropriate services being provided to older people (i.e. those aged 65 + years)

Q49. Better Access has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people with anxiety or depression related disorders

Q50. Better Access has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people with substance use disorders

Q51. Better Access has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Q52. Better Access has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people living in rural communities

Q53. Better Access has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people living in remote communities

Q54. Better Access has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Q55. Better Access has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for children and young people

Q56. Better Access has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for older people (i.e. those aged 65 + years)

Q47. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to more appropriate services being provided to children and young people.

Fifty four per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to more appropriate services being provided to children and young people. One per cent disagreed with this statement. Twenty one per cent of respondents were unsure and 24 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
101
24%
Agree
124
30%
Unsure
89
21%
Disagree
4
1%
Did not respond
102
24%
Grand total
420
100%

Note no 'Strongly disagree' responses

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Responses by occupation

Fewer social workers agreed that the Better Access Initiative had contributed to more appropriate services for children and young people than did other occupational groups. The difference was approaching significance23.
Strongly agree
Number
Strongly agree
Per cent
Agree
Number
Agree
Per cent
Unsure
Number
Unsure
Per cent
Disagree
Number
Disagree
Per cent
Strongly disagree
Number
Strongly disagree
Per cent
Did not respond
Number
Did not respond
Per cent
Total responses
Number
Total responses
Per cent
Clinical Psychologist
39
30%
33
25%
30
23%
0%
0%
29
22%
131
100%
Psychologist
40
30%
44
33%
19
14%
1
1%
0%
29
22%
133
100%
Social Worker
22
14%
47
31%
40
26%
3
2%
0%
41
27%
153
100%
Occupational Therapist
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
1
100%
1
100%
Total responses
101
24%
124
30%
89
21%
4
1%
0%
100
24%
418
100%

Q48. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to more appropriate services being provided to older people (i.e. those aged 65 + years).

Fifty three per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to more appropriate services being provided to older people. One per cent disagreed with this statement. Twenty two per cent of respondents were unsure and 24 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
101
24%
Agree
121
29%
Unsure
93
22%
Disagree
4
1%
Strongly disagree
1
0%
Did not respond
100
24%
Grand total
420
100%

Responses by occupation

Fewer social workers agreed that the Better Access Initiative had contributed to more appropriate services for older people than did other occupational groups. The difference was approaching significance24.
Strongly agree
Number
Strongly agree
Per cent
Agree
Number
Agree
Per cent
Unsure
Number
Unsure
Per cent
Disagree
Number
Disagree
Per cent
Strongly disagree
Number
Strongly disagree
Per cent
Did not respond
Number
Did not respond
Per cent
Total responses
Number
Total responses
Per cent
Clinical Psychologist
36
27%
34
26%
31
24%
0%
1
1%
29
22%
131
100%
Psychologist
44
33%
39
29%
20
15%
1
1%
0%
29
22%
133
100%
Social Worker
21
14%
48
31%
42
27%
3
2%
0%
39
25%
153
100%
Occupational Therapist
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
1
100%
1
100%
Total responses
101
24%
121
29%
93
22%
4
1%
1
0%
98
23%
418
100%
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Q49. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people with anxiety or depression related disorders.

Seventy five per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people with anxiety or depression related disorders. Two respondents (less than one per cent) disagreed with this statement. Three per cent of respondents were unsure and 22 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
227
54%
Agree
87
21%
Unsure
11
3%
Disagree
2
0%
Strongly disagree
2
0%
Did not respond
91
22%
Grand total
420
100%

Responses by occupation

There was no significant difference25 in responses to this question between occupational groups.
Strongly agree
Number
Strongly agree
Per cent
Agree
Number
Agree
Per cent
Unsure
Number
Unsure
Per cent
Disagree
Number
Disagree
Per cent
Strongly disagree
Number
Strongly disagree
Per cent
Did not respond
Number
Did not respond
Per cent
Total responses
Number
Total responses
Per cent
Clinical Psychologist
77
59%
24
18%
1
1%
0%
1
1%
28
21%
131
100%
Psychologist
81
61%
16
12%
5
4%
2
2%
1
1%
28
21%
133
100%
Social Worker
69
45%
47
31%
5
3%
0%
0%
32
21%
153
100%
Occupational Therapist
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
1
100%
1
100%
Total responses
227
54%
87
21%
11
3%
2
0%
2
0%
89
21%
418
100%

Q50. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people with substance use disorders.

Forty six per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people with substance abuse disorders. Four per cent disagreed with this statement. Twenty eight per cent of respondents were unsure and 22 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
74
18%
Agree
117
28%
Unsure
119
28%
Disagree
16
4%
Strongly disagree
1
0%
Did not respond
93
22%
Grand total
420
100%
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Responses by occupation

There was no significant difference26 in responses to this question between occupational groups.
Strongly agree
Number
Strongly agree
Per cent
Agree
Number
Agree
Per cent
Unsure
Number
Unsure
Per cent
Disagree
Number
Disagree
Per cent
Strongly disagree
Number
Strongly disagree
Per cent
Did not respond
Number
Did not respond
Per cent
Total responses
Number
Total responses
Per cent
Clinical Psychologist
31
24%
37
28%
32
24%
2
2%
1
1%
28
21%
131
100%
Psychologist
27
20%
37
28%
37
28%
4
3%
0%
28
21%
133
100%
Social Worker
16
10%
43
28%
50
33%
10
7%
0%
34
22%
153
100%
Occupational Therapist
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
1
100%
1
100%
Total responses
74
18%
117
28%
119
28%
16
4%
1
0%
91
22%
418
100%

Q51. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Fourteen per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Seven per cent disagreed with this statement. Fifty seven per cent of respondents were unsure and 22 per cent did not respond to this question..
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
23
5%
Agree
37
9%
Unsure
238
57%
Disagree
24
6%
Strongly disagree
4
1%
Did not respond
94
22%
Grand total
420
100%

Responses by occupation

There was no significant difference27 in responses to this question between occupational groups
Strongly agree
Number
Strongly agree
Per cent
Agree
Number
Agree
Per cent
Unsure
Number
Unsure
Per cent
Disagree
Number
Disagree
Per cent
Strongly disagree
Number
Strongly disagree
Per cent
Did not respond
Number
Did not respond
Per cent
Total responses
Number
Total responses
Per cent
Clinical Psychologist
12
9%
13
10%
71
54%
5
4%
0%
30
23%
131
100%
Psychologist
8
6%
14
11%
75
56%
7
5%
0%
29
22%
133
100%
Social Worker
3
2%
10
7%
92
60%
12
8%
4
3%
32
21%
153
100%
Occupational Therapist
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
1
100%
1
100%
Total responses
23
6%
37
9%
238
57%
24
6%
4
1%
92
22%
418
100%
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Q52. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people living in rural communities.

Twenty eight per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people living in rural communities. Six per cent of respondents disagreed with this statement. Forty four per cent of respondents were unsure and 22 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
50
12%
Agree
67
16%
Unsure
183
44%
Disagree
21
5%
Strongly disagree
5
1%
Did not respond
94
22%
Grand total
420
100%

Responses by occupation

There was no significant difference28 in responses to this question between occupational groups.
Strongly agree
Number
Strongly agree
Per cent
Agree
Number
Agree
Per cent
Unsure
Number
Unsure
Per cent
Disagree
Number
Disagree
Per cent
Strongly disagree
Number
Strongly disagree
Per cent
Did not respond
Number
Did not respond
Per cent
Total responses
Number
Total responses
Per cent
Clinical Psychologist
18
14%
19
15%
58
44%
6
5%
1
1%
29
22%
131
100%
Psychologist
18
14%
22
17%
56
42%
7
5%
1
1%
29
22%
133
100%
Social Worker
14
9%
26
17%
69
45%
8
5%
3
2%
33
22%
153
100%
Occupational Therapist
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
1
100%
1
100%
Total responses
50
12%
67
16%
183
44%
21
5%
5
1%
92
22%
418
100%

Q53. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people living in remote communities.

Sixteen per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people living in remote communities. Six per cent of respondents disagreed with this statement. Fifty six per cent of respondents were unsure and 22 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
24
6%
Agree
40
10%
Unsure
234
56%
Disagree
23
5%
Strongly disagree
6
1%
Did not respond
93
22%
Grand total
420
100%
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Responses by occupation

There was no significant difference29 in responses to this question between occupational groups.
Strongly agree
Number
Strongly agree
Per cent
Agree
Number
Agree
Per cent
Unsure
Number
Unsure
Per cent
Disagree
Number
Disagree
Per cent
Strongly disagree
Number
Strongly disagree
Per cent
Did not respond
Number
Did not respond
Per cent
Total responses
Number
Total responses
Per cent
Clinical Psychologist
9
7%
9
7%
76
58%
6
5%
2
2%
29
22%
131
100%
Psychologist
9
7%
12
9%
75
56%
7
5%
1
1%
29
22%
133
100%
Social Worker
6
4%
19
12%
83
54%
10
7%
3
2%
32
21%
153
100%
Occupational Therapist
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
1
100%
1
100%
Total responses
24
6%
40
10%
234
56%
23
6%
6
1%
91
22%
418
100%

Q54. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Twenty five per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Five per cent of respondents disagreed with this statement. Forty seven per cent were unsure and 22 two per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
30
7%
Agree
74
18%
Unsure
199
47%
Disagree
21
5%
Strongly disagree
2
0%
Did not respond
94
22%
Grand total
420
100%

Responses by occupation

There was no significant difference30 in responses to this question between occupational groups.
Strongly agree
Number
Strongly agree
Per cent
Agree
Number
Agree
Per cent
Unsure
Number
Unsure
Per cent
Disagree
Number
Disagree
Per cent
Strongly disagree
Number
Strongly disagree
Per cent
Did not respond
Number
Did not respond
Per cent
Total responses
Number
Total responses
Per cent
Clinical Psychologist
13
10%
22
17%
62
47%
5
4%
0%
29
22%
131
100%
Psychologist
12
9%
27
20%
61
46%
4
3%
0%
29
22%
133
100%
Social Worker
5
3%
25
16%
76
50%
12
8%
2
1%
33
22%
153
100%
Occupational Therapist
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
1
100%
1
100%
Total responses
30
7%
74
18%
199
48%
21
5%
2
0%
92
22%
418
100%
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Q55. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for children and young people.

Fifty four per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for children and young people. Three per cent of respondents disagreed with this statement. Twenty per cent of respondents were unsure and 22 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
98
23%
Agree
130
31%
Unsure
86
20%
Disagree
12
3%
Strongly disagree
2
0%
Did not respond
92
22%
Grand total
420
100%

Responses by occupation

Fewer social workers agreed that the Better Access Initiative had contributed to more appropriate services for children and young people than did other occupational groups. The difference was not significant31.
Strongly agree
Number
Strongly agree
Per cent
Agree
Number
Agree
Per cent
Unsure
Number
Unsure
Per cent
Disagree
Number
Disagree
Per cent
Strongly disagree
Number
Strongly disagree
Per cent
Did not respond
Number
Did not respond
Per cent
Total responses
Number
Total responses
Per cent
Clinical Psychologist
37
28%
37
28%
27
21%
1
1%
1
1%
28
21%
131
100%
Psychologist
36
27%
44
33%
18
14%
6
5%
0%
29
22%
133
100%
Social Worker
25
16%
48
31%
41
27%
5
3%
1
1%
33
22%
153
100%
Occupational Therapist
0%
1
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
1
100%
Total responses
98
23%
130
31%
86
21%
12
3%
2
0%
90
22%
418
100%

Q56. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for older people (i.e. those aged 65 + years).

Fifty three per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for older people. Two per cent of respondents disagreed with this statement. Twenty one per cent were unsure and 22 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
106
25%
Agree
117
28%
Unsure
90
21%
Disagree
9
2%
Strongly disagree
2
0%
Did not respond
96
23%
Grand total
420
100%
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Responses by occupation

Fewer social workers agreed that the Better Access Initiative had contributed to more appropriate services for children and young people than did other occupational groups. The difference was approaching significance32.
Strongly agree
Number
Strongly agree
Per cent
Agree
Number
Agree
Per cent
Unsure
Number
Unsure
Per cent
Disagree
Number
Disagree
Per cent
Strongly disagree
Number
Strongly disagree
Per cent
Did not respond
Number
Did not respond
Per cent
Total responses
Number
Total responses
Per cent
Clinical psychologist
37
28%
35
27%
29
22%
1
1%
1
1%
28
21%
131
100%
Psychologist
47
35%
32
24%
18
14%
3
2%
1
1%
32
24%
133
100%
Social Worker
22
14%
50
33%
43
28%
5
3%
0%
33
22%
153
100%
Occupational Therapist
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
1
100%
1
100%
Total responses
106
25%
117
28%
90
22%
9
2%
2
0%
94
22%
418
100%

Footnotes

23 Chi-squared 9.16, Degrees of freedom = 4, P= 0.06
24 Chi-squared 9.05, Degrees of freedom = 4, P= 0.06
25 Chi-squared 2.79, Degrees of freedom = 4, P= 0.59
26 Chi-squared 4.89, Degrees of freedom = 4, P= 0.23
27 Chi-squared 6.70, Degrees of freedom = 4, P= 0.15
28 Chi-squared 0.55, Degrees of freedom = 4, P= 0.97
29 Chi-squared 0.54, Degrees of freedom = 4, P= 0.97
30 Chi-squared 3.35, Degrees of freedom = 4, P= 0.50
31 Chi-squared 8.34, Degrees of freedom = 4, P= 0.08
32 Chi-squared 9.17, Degrees of freedom = 4, P= 0.06