To what extent do you agree with the following statement:

Q27. Better Access has contributed to mental health services becoming more affordable

Q28. Better Access has contributed to more allied health professionals providing mental health services in the community

Q29. Better Access has contributed to more GPs providing mental health services

Q30. Better Access has contributed to psychiatrists being more accessible

Q31. Better Access has contributed to more culturally and linguistically diverse mental health services

Q32. Better Access has contributed to making mental health services more accessible for people with anxiety or depression related disorders

Q33. Better Access has contributed to making mental health services more accessible for people with substance use disorders

Q34. Better Access has contributed to making mental health services more accessible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Q35. Better Access has contributed to making mental health services more accessible for people living in rural communities

Q36. Better Access has contributed to making mental health services more accessible for people living in remote communities

Q27. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to mental health services becoming more affordable.

Eighty eight per cent of respondents Strongly agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to mental health services becoming more affordable. Six percent of respondents disagreed with this statement. Five per cent of respondents reported that they were unsure and one per cent did not respond to this question.Top of page
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
125
62%
Agree
53
26%
Unsure
10
5%
Disagree
7
3%
Strongly disagree
6
3%
Did not respond
2
1%
Grand total
203
100%

Q28. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to more allied health professionals (clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, psychologists and social workers) providing mental health services in the community.

Eighty three per cent of respondents reported that they agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to more allied health professional providing mental health services in the community. Three percent disagreed with this statement. Twelve percent of respondents reported that they were unsure and two per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
95
47%
Agree
73
36%
Unsure
24
12%
Disagree
7
3%
Strongly disagree
0
0%
Did not respond
4
2%
Grand total
203
100%

Q29. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to more GPs providing mental health services.

Fifty one per cent of respondents reported that they agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to more GPs providing mental health services. Seventeen per cent disagreed with this statement. Thirty one per cent of respondents reported that they were unsure and one per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
42
21%
Agree
61
30%
Unsure
63
31%
Disagree
25
12%
Strongly disagree
10
5%
Did not respond
2
1%
Grand total
203
100%
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Q30. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to psychiatrists being more accessible.

Ten per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative had contributed to psychiatrists being more accessible. Sixty one per cent disagreed with this statement. Twenty six per cent per cent of respondents reported that they were unsure and two per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
7
3%
Agree
15
7%
Unsure
52
26%
Disagree
68
33%
Strongly disagree
56
28%
Did not respond
5
2%
Grand total
203
100%

Q31. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to more culturally and linguistically diverse mental health services.

Twenty one per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative had contributed to more culturally and linguistically diverse mental health services. Twenty six per cent disagreed with this statement. Fifty one per cent of respondents reported that they were unsure and one per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
15
7%
Agree
29
14%
Unsure
104
51%
Disagree
34
17%
Strongly disagree
18
9%
Did not respond
3
1%
Grand total
203
100%

Q32. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to making mental health services more accessible for people with anxiety or depression related disorders.

Ninety four per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative had contributed to making mental health services more accessible for people with anxiety or depression related disorders. Three per cent disagreed with this statement. Three per cent of respondents reported that they were unsure and one per cent did not respond.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
123
61%
Agree
66
33%
Unsure
6
3%
Disagree
2
1%
Strongly disagree
4
2%
Did not respond
2
1%
Grand total
203
100%
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Q33. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to making mental health services more accessible for people with substance use disorders.

Thirty four per cent of respondents agreed that Better Access had contributed to making health services more accessible for people with substance use disorders. Thirty per cent disagreed with this statement. Thirty three per cent of respondents reported that they were unsure and one per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
23
11%
Agree
47
23%
Unsure
68
33%
Disagree
51
25%
Strongly disagree
11
5%
Did not respond
3
1%
Grand total
203
100%

Q34. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to making mental health services more accessible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Twenty per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative had contributed to making health services more accessible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Seventeen per cent disagreed with this statement. Sixty one per cent of respondents reported that they were unsure and two per cent did not respond to this question. This distribution of responses was broadly consistent across the regions although the two respondents from the remote regions disagreed or were unsure.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
10
5%
Agree
30
15%
Unsure
124
61%
Disagree
20
10%
Strongly disagree
15
7%
Did not respond
4
2%
Grand total
203
100%
Respondents
Major City
Respondents
Inner Regional
Respondents
Outer Regional
Respondents
Remote
Respondents
Total
Strongly agree
6
0
2
0
8
Agree
17
8
0
0
25
Unsure
85
20
7
1
113
Disagree
14
3
3
0
20
Strongly disagree
8
4
1
1
14
Did not respond
2
1
0
0
3
Grand total
132
36
13
2
183
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Q35. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to making mental health services more accessible for people living in rural communities.

Twenty seven per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative had contributed to making health services more accessible for people living in rural communities. Fourteen per cent disagreed with this statement. Fifty seven per cent of respondents reported that they were unsure and two per cent did not respond to this question. By region, the distribution of responses varied, with the majority of regional respondents agreeing with the statement while the majority of major city respondents were unsure.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
19
9%
Agree
37
18%
Unsure
115
57%
Disagree
16
8%
Strongly disagree
12
6%
Did not respond
4
2%
Grand total
203
100%
Respondents
Major City
Respondents
Inner Regional
Respondents
Outer Regional
Respondents
Remote
Respondents
Total
Strongly agree
6
8
2
0
16
Agree
11
16
6
1
34
Unsure
94
5
4
0
103
Disagree
12
2
1
1
16
Strongly disagree
7
4
0
0
11
Did not respond
2
1
0
0
3
Grand total
132
36
13
2
183

Q36. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: the Better Access initiative has contributed to making mental health services more accessible for people living in remote communities.

Eleven per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative had contributed to making health services more accessible for people living in remote communities. Sixteen per cent disagreed with this statement. Seventy one per cent of respondents reported that they were unsure and two per cent did not respond to this question. This distribution of responses was broadly consistent across the regions although the two respondents from the remote regions disagreed or were unsure.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
4
2%
Agree
18
9%
Unsure
144
71%
Disagree
19
9%
Strongly disagree
14
7%
Did not respond
4
2%
Grand total
203
100%
Respondents
Major City
Respondents
Inner Regional
Respondents
Outer Regional
Respondents
Remote
Respondents
Total
Strongly agree
1
0
1
0
2
Agree
5
9
2
0
16
Unsure
101
20
9
1
131
Disagree
15
2
1
0
18
Strongly disagree
8
4
0
1
13
Did not respond
2
1
0
0
3
Grand total
132
36
13
2
183