Due to low sample size, percentages are not reported.

Q1. What is your age and gender?

Q2 and Q3. State and region of residence

Q4. Who do you care for that is a user of mental health services?

Q5. Has the person you care for seen a GP for assistance with a mental health problem?

Q5a. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: I thought the waiting time to see the GP was acceptable

Q6. Did the GP refer the person you care for to an allied health provider (psychologist, social worker or occupational therapist)?

Q7a. I thought the waiting time to see the allied health provider (psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist) was unacceptable?

Q7b. I thought the out of pocket payments were affordable

Q7c. The services provided to the person I care for helped them

Q7d. The services provided to the person I care for made things easier for me

Q7e. The mental health services for the person you care for were available in your local area

Q1. What is your age and gender?

Over half of respondents were older than 45 years. There were few respondents over the age of 65 years. Most respondents were female.
FemaleMaleGender not givenTotal
Children 0 - 12
1
1
25 to 44 years
7
1
8
45 to 64 year
13
4
17
65 years and over
2
1
3
Did not respond
1
1
Grand Total
22
7
1
30
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Q2 and Q3. State and region of residence

Almost half of respondents were from NSW and most were from major cities and inner regional areas.
Inner RegionalMajor CityOuter RegionalDid not respondTotal
NSW
3
12
1
16
SA
1
4
5
VIC
1
2
3
NT
1
1
QLD
1
1
(blank)
4
4
Grand Total
5
19
2
4
30

Q4. Who do you care for that is a user of mental health services?

Most respondents reported that they provided care to their child.

Q4 is presented as a list in this HTML version for accessibility reasons. It is presented as a table in the PDF version.

Number of respondents, by who they care for:
  • Child - 13
  • Partner - 8
  • Parent - 5
  • Brother, sister or other close family member - 4
  • Total - 30

Q5. Has the person you care for seen a GP for assistance with a mental health problem?

Most respondents reported that the person they cared for had been to see a GP and that the waiting times to see the GP were acceptable.

Q5 is presented as a list in this HTML version for accessibility reasons. It is presented as a table in the PDF version.

Number of respondents by has the person you care for seen a GP
  • Yes - 24
  • No - 6
  • Total - 30

Q5a. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: I thought the waiting time to see the GP was acceptable.

Q5a is presented as a list in this HTML version for accessibility reasons. It is presented as a table in the PDF version.

Number of respondents, by agreement with the previous statement:
  • Strongly agree - 7
  • Agree - 12
  • Disagree - 4
  • Strongly disagree - 1
  • Total - 24
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Q6. Did the GP refer the person you care for to an allied health provider (psychologist, social worker or occupational therapist)?

Of the 24 carers reporting that the person they cared for had been to see a GP, most reported that the GP referred the person they care for to an allied health provider.

Q6 is presented as a list in this HTML version for accessibility reasons. It is presented as a table in the PDF version.

Number of respondents, by did the GP refer the person you care for to an allied health provider:
  • Yes - 19
  • No - 5
  • Total - 24

Q7a. I thought the waiting time to see the allied health provider (psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist) was unacceptable?

Of the 19 carers reporting that the person they cared for had been referred to an allied health provider, more than half reported the waiting time as unacceptable.

Q7a is presented as a list in this HTML version for accessibility reasons. It is presented as a table in the PDF version.

Number of respondents, by agreement with the previous statement:
  • Strongly agree - 1
  • Agree - 2
  • Unsure - 1
  • Disagree - 4
  • Strongly disagree - 4
  • Did not respond - 7
  • Total - 19

Q7b. I thought the out of pocket payments were affordable.

Of the 19 carers reporting that the person they cared for had been referred to an allied health provider, approximately half of respondents considered out of pocket expenses were affordable.

Q7b is presented as a list in this HTML version for accessibility reasons. It is presented as a table in the PDF version.

Number of respondents, by agreement with the previous statement:
  • Strongly agree - 1
  • Agree - 5
  • Disagree - 5
  • Strongly disagree - 1
  • Unsure - 1
  • Did not respond - 6
  • Total - 19

Q7c. The services provided to the person I care for helped them

Of the 19 carers reporting that the person they cared for had been referred to an allied health provider, more than half reported that the services were helpful.

Q7c is presented as a list in this HTML version for accessibility reasons. It is presented as a table in the PDF version.

Number of respondents, by agreement with the previous statement:
  • Strongly agree - 4
  • Agree - 4
  • Unsure - 1
  • Disagree - 2
  • Strongly disagree - 1
  • Did not respond - 7
  • Total - 19
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Q7d. The services provided to the person I care for made things easier for me

Q7d is presented as a list in this HTML version for accessibility reasons. It is presented as a table in the PDF version.

Number of respondents, by agreement with the previous statement:
  • Strongly agree - 1
  • Agree - 5
  • Unsure - 1
  • Disagree - 1
  • Did not respond - 11
  • Total - 19

Q7e. The mental health services for the person you care for were available in your local area

Q7e is presented as a list in this HTML version for accessibility reasons. It is presented as a table in the PDF version.

Number of respondents, by agreement with the previous statement:
  • Strongly agree - 1
  • Agree - 3
  • Disagree - 2
  • Strongly disagree - 3
  • Did not respond - 10
  • Total - 19