Q5. Overall, did the services you received for your mental health problem help you?

Q6. Overall, to what extent do you agree that the services were affordable?

Q7. Overall, to what extent do you agree that waiting times for the services were acceptable?

Q8. Overall, to what extent do you agree that allied health providers (psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists) were available in your local area?

Q9. Overall, did the services meet your needs?

Q10. If a family member or friend were experiencing a mental health problem, would you recommend to them that they seek a referral to a therapist from their GP through Medicare?

Q5. Overall, did the services you received for your mental health problem help you?

Of the 118 respondents who reported that they consulted a GP, private psychiatrist, private paediatrician or private allied health provider in the last 12 months, 81 per cent reported that they felt better after receiving services, 14 per cent reported that the services made no real difference and five per cent reported that they felt worse.
RespondentsPer cent
Yes, I feel much better
47
40%
Yes, I feel somewhat better
48
41%
The services made no real difference
17
14%
No, I feel somewhat worse
2
2%
No, I feel much worse
3
3%
Did not respond
1
1%
Total
118
100%
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Q6. Overall, to what extent do you agree that the services were affordable?

Of the 118 respondents who reported that they consulted a GP, private psychiatrist, private paediatrician or private allied health provider in the last 12 months, 54 per cent agreed that services and 35 per cent did not.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
18
15%
Agree
46
39%
Unsure
10
8%
Disagree
25
21%
Strongly disagree
17
14%
Did not respond
2
2%
Grand total
118
100%

Q7. Overall, to what extent do you agree that waiting times for the services were acceptable?

Of the 118 respondents who reported that they consulted a GP, private psychiatrist, private paediatrician or private allied health provider in the last 12 months, 60 per cent of respondents thought waiting times were acceptable, 29 per cent did not.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
15
13%
Agree
55
47%
Unsure
12
10%
Disagree
15
13%
Strongly disagree
19
16%
Did not respond
2
2%
Grand total
118
100%

Q8. Overall, to what extent do you agree that allied health providers (psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists) were available in your local area?

Of the 118 respondents who reported that they consulted a GP, private psychiatrist, private paediatrician or private allied health provider in the last 12 months, 47 per cent of respondents thought that allied health providers were available in their local area, and 51 per cent were unsure or did not think services were available.
RespondentsPer cent
Strongly agree
8
7%
Agree
47
40%
Unsure
24
20%
Disagree
19
16%
Strongly disagree
18
15%
Did not respond
2
2%
Grand total
118
100%
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Q9. Overall, did the services meet your needs?

Of the 118 respondents who reported that they consulted a GP, private psychiatrist, private paediatrician or private allied health provider in the last 12 months, 67 per cent of respondents were satisfied that services met their needs and 19 per cent were unsure or dissatisfied.
RespondentsPer cent
Yes, I am very satisfied with the services
35
30%
Yes, I am satisfied with the services
44
37%
I am neither satisfied or dissatisfied
15
13%
No, I am dissatisfied with the services
10
8%
No, I am very dissatisfied with the services
10
8%
Did not respond
4
3%
Total
118
100%

Q10. If a family member or friend were experiencing a mental health problem, would you recommend to them that they seek a referral to a therapist from their GP through Medicare?

Of the 118 respondents who reported that they consulted a GP, private psychiatrist, private paediatrician or private allied health provider in the last 12 months, 83 per cent indicated a likelihood of recommending a friend/family member to seek referral to therapist via their GP and Medicare, only three per cent indicated that it was unlikely that they would so recommend.
RespondentsPer cent
Yes, certainly
78
66%
Possibly
20
17%
Not sure
10
8%
Unlikely
4
3%
Did not respond
6
5%
Total
118
100%