Consumer workshop
Date: Friday 14th September 2018
Time: 10 am – 12 noon (please join us for morning tea from 9:30 am)
Location: Meeting Room, Collective Purpose, Suite 501, 80 William Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011


What is the workshop about?

The aim of this workshop is to get consumers’ perspectives on a new national consumer-rated outcome measure that is being developed by the National Mental Health Information Development Expert Advisory Panel, supported by the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN) with funding from the Australian Government
Department of Health. This consumer-rated outcome measure will cover topics that consumers think are important to be discussed with clinicians at different points in their care and treatment – for example, on admission, as part of a review meeting or at discharge. The national consumer-rated measure will provide a framework for the discussions between
consumers and clinicians as they track progress over time. Having a nationally consistent approach will support quality improvement as the de-identified information can be used in different  settings or services.

Who can attend?

Anyone who has used a publicly funded mental health service (including inpatient and community services).

What will I have to do?

We would like to hear your opinion about what topics should be in this consumer-rated outcome measure. We would also like to get your opinion on a draft consumer-rated measure that has been developed by other consumers and clinicians.
Participation is voluntary and you don’t have to answer any questions you don’t want to. You will not be asked to provide any personal information and you will not be individually identified in any reporting of this workshop. If you feel a little shy talking in public, you will also have the opportunity to write your opinions anonymously if you wish.

Will there be payment for participating?

Each participant will receive a $110 as payment which covers participation and travel to the workshop. Payments will be made by Being into a nominated bank account; so participants will be asked to bring bank details to provide to Being on the day. We are unable to cover travel costs to support participation of rural and remote consumers. However we are planning for future workshops where consumers from these areas can participate via an online video link (if they have a camera on their laptop/computer) or via a phone teleconference.

To participate or need more information

If you would like to participate in this workshop, or if you would like more information, please email: or call on (02) 9840 3833. You can also ask questions about the project at the workshop.

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