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We want to hear about the access challenges our community are experiencing to help us plan activities that support future mental health and well-being solutions.

You are invited to take part in a research project, which is called Community Access – Mental Health and Wellbeing.

This research will help to recognise what’s helpful and unhelpful to accessing health and wellbeing programs and services, develop strategies to improve access to health and wellbeing programs and service, and help us to understand the issues that make it difficult to access supports in the Clarence Valley.

The online survey link is here.

This research is being conducted by New School of Arts Neighbourhood House Inc. on behalf of Our Healthy Clarence. This is an activity under the Our Healthy Clarence Action Plan funded by Healthy North Coast through the North Coast PHN program which is linked to the Commonwealth Department of Health National Suicide Prevention Trial.

Your details are confidential and will not be used to identify you in the research project. Completing the survey will take approximately 10 -15 minutes. We will be interviewing several participants in different settings across the research project. We will also be conducting focus groups and surveys across the community in different settings including online.

Participation in any research project is voluntary. If you do not wish to take part, you do not have to. If you decide to take part and later change your mind, you are free to withdraw from the project at any stage. Your decision whether to take part or not to take part, or to take part and then withdraw, will not affect your routine care, your relationship with professional staff or your relationship with New School of Arts Neighbourhood House Inc. and Our Healthy Clarence.

Your information will not identify you when analysing responses. The information you provide is confidential.

We will provide you results at the end of the research project. If you would prefer to opt out, please advise our team, and we will not contact you any further. You may feel that some of the questions we ask are stressful or upsetting. If you become upset or distressed as a result of your participation in the research project, the research team will be able to arrange for counselling or other appropriate support. If you, or someone you know someone requires support, help is available:

NSW Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511 Lifeline: 13 11 14 Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 Links: https://www.ourhealthyclarence.org.au/