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. Eight per cent disagreed with this statement. Twenty four per cent of respondents were unsure and 13 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
30
15%
Agree
80
39%
Unsure
48
24%
Disagree
11
5%
Strongly disagree
7
3%
Did not respond
27
13%
Grand total
203
100%
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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. Eight per cent disagreed with this statement. Twenty five per cent of respondents were unsure and 14 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
37
18%
Agree
71
35%
Unsure
51
25%
Disagree
10
5%
Strongly disagree
6
3%
Did not respond
28
14%
Grand total
203
100%

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.

Eighty one 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 one per cent disagreed with this statement. Four per cent of respondents were unsure and 12 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
95
47%
Agree
69
34%
Unsure
9
4%
Disagree
3
1%
Strongly disagree
3
1%
Did not respond
24
12%
Grand total
203
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.

Thirty five 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. Twenty two per cent disagreed with this statement. Thirty one per cent of respondents were unsure and 12 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
22
11%
Agree
49
24%
Unsure
62
31%
Disagree
36
18%
Strongly disagree
9
4%
Did not respond
25
12%
Grand total
203
100%
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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.

Ten 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. Thirteen per cent disagreed with this statement. Sixty four per cent of respondents were unsure and 12 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
5
2%
Agree
16
8%
Unsure
129
64%
Disagree
19
9%
Strongly disagree
9
4%
Did not respond
25
12%
Grand total
5
100%
Respondents
Major City
Respondents
Inner Regional
Respondents
Outer Regional
Respondents
Remote
Respondents
Total
Strongly agree
3
0
0
0
3
Agree
8
5
1
0
14
Unsure
92
20
7
1
120
Disagree
10
4
3
0
17
Strongly disagree
5
2
0
1
8
Did not respond
14
5
2
0
21
Grand total
132
36
13
2
183

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 three 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. Nine per cent of respondents disagreed with this statement. Fifty four per cent of respondents were unsure and 13 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
14
7%
Agree
33
16%
Unsure
110
54%
Disagree
11
5%
Strongly disagree
9
4%
Did not respond
26
13%
Grand total
203
100%
Respondents
Major City
Respondents
Inner Regional
Respondents
Outer Regional
Respondents
Remote
Respondents
Total
Strongly agree
3
7
2
0
12
Agree
14
14
4
0
32
Unsure
88
5
5
1
99
Disagree
8
1
0
1
10
Strongly disagree
4
4
0
0
8
Did not respond
15
5
2
0
22
Grand total
132
36
13
2
183
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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.

Nine 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. Eleven per cent of respondents disagreed with this statement. Sixty seven per cent of respondents were unsure and 12 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
3
1%
Agree
16
8%
Unsure
137
67%
Disagree
12
6%
Strongly disagree
10
5%
Did not respond
25
12%
Grand total
203
100%
Respondents
Major City
Respondents
Inner Regional
Respondents
Outer Regional
Respondents
Remote
Respondents
Total
Strongly agree
1
1
0
0
2
Agree
4
8
2
0
14
Unsure
101
16
9
1
127
Disagree
7
3
0
0
10
Strongly disagree
5
3
0
1
9
Did not respond
14
5
2
0
21
Grand total
132
36
13
2
183

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.

Eighteen 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. Fourteen per cent of respondents disagreed with this statement. Fifty five per cent were unsure and 13 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
6
3%
Agree
31
15%
Unsure
111
55%
Disagree
19
9%
Strongly disagree
10
5%
Did not respond
26
13%
Grand total
203
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 two 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. Ten per cent of respondents disagreed with this statement. Twenty five per cent of respondents were unsure and 12 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
33
16%
Agree
74
36%
Unsure
50
25%
Disagree
15
7%
Strongly disagree
6
3%
Did not respond
25
12%
Grand total
203
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 six per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that the Better Access Initiative has contributed to improved mental health outcomes for older people. Eight per cent of respondents disagreed with this statement. Twenty three per cent were unsure and 12 per cent did not respond to this question.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
39
19%
Agree
75
37%
Unsure
47
23%
Disagree
9
4%
Strongly disagree
8
4%
Did not respond
25
12%
Grand total
203
100%