The University of New South Wales is conducting an online survey of individuals who have lived experience with mental health problems and alcohol or other drug use.

The aim of this survey is to understand the experiences of individuals in this group and to get feedback on toolkits, which have been designed to assess treatment services.

During the survey, participants will be asked to provide basic demographic information, they’ll be asked questions about how their mental health problems and alcohol or other drug use impacts their daily life, about any treatment they may have sought, and they will be asked to provide specific feedback on toolkits that assess treatment providers (the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment and the Dual Diagnosis in Mental Health Treatment toolkits). All information provided in this survey will remain anonymous and confidential.

The survey should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete, and participants will be able to enter a draw to win a $100 voucher in return for their participation.

We hope that by obtaining the valuable perspective of individuals with this experience, we can develop a greater understanding of the elements of treatment that are important to these individuals and therefore, shape the assessment of treatment services in accordance with this feedback using the DDCAT/DDCMHT.

This study has been approved by the University of New South Wales Human Research Ethics Committee (HC17829), and is being funded by NSW Ministry of Health under the NSW Health Early-Mid Career Fellowships Scheme.

We would be grateful if you could circulate this opportunity to others who may be interested, through your colleagues, clients, e-newsletters, intranet or any other appropriate channels. We would also appreciate it, if you could please print off the attached flyers for display in your centre to increase client awareness of this opportunity.

The survey itself can be accessed via the link below:  

If you would like further information, please contact Chloe Conroy on (02) 9385 0191 or at

Click the following link to view the flyer.

Research Flyer

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