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Appendix C: Focus groups and consultations

Page last updated: 2010

Total of 97 participants across all consultations and teleconferences.

Melbourne

Date: 17th February, 2010
Chair: Ms Janne McMahon
Facilitator: Ms. Judy Hardy

Participants (total 22):

  • 4 public sector carer consultants
  • 1 private sector carer consultant
  • 4 carers
  • 2 public sector service providers
  • 1 private sector service provider
  • 7 NGO representatives (Peninsular Carers; Victorian Mental Health Carers Network; Grow; The Haven Foundation)
  • 3 consumers Top of page

Adelaide

Date: 22nd February, 2010
Chair: Ms. Janne McMahon
Facilitator: Ms Judy Hardy

Participants (total 15):

  • 7 carers, public sector
  • 4 carers, private sector
  • 1 consumer
  • 1 public sector service provider
  • 1 private sector service provider
  • 1 NGO representative (Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia)

Brisbane (1 March)

Date: 1 March, 2010
Chair: Ms Janne McMahon
Facilitator: Ms Judy Hardy

Participants (total 16):

  • 3 carers, public sector
  • 3 carers, private sector
  • 2 public sector carer consultants
  • 1 public sector consumer consultant
  • 1 public sector consumer
  • 1 private sector consumer
  • 1 public sector service provider
  • 3 private sector service providers
  • 1 NGO representative (Carers Qld) Top of page

Launceston

Date: 5 May, 2010
Chair and Facilitator: Ms Judy Hardy

Participants (total 9):

  • 4 Public sector service providers
  • 2 NGO representatives (Carers Tasmania)
  • 2 carers, public sector
  • 1 carer, private sector

Brisbane (2 March)

Date: 2 March, 2010
Chair: Ms Janne McMahon
Facilitator: Ms. Judy Hardy

Participants: 5 public sector service providers - Queensland Health

Brisbane - general practice

Date: 1 March, 2010 & 2 March, 2010

Participants (total 2):
  • 1 General Practitioner
  • 1 Member Division of General Practice Top of page

NSW and ACT teleconference

Date: 6 April, 2010
Chair: Ms Janne McMahon
Facilitator: Ms Judy Hardy

Participants (total 6):

  • 2 carers public sector
  • 3 private sector service providers
  • 1 NGO Representative (ARAFMI)

NT, TAS and WA teleconference

Date: 8 April, 2010
Chair: Ms Janne McMahon
Facilitator: Ms Judy Hardy

Participants (total 11):

  • 4 carers, public sector
  • 3 public sector service providers
  • 1 private sector service provider
  • 3 NGO Representatives (AARAFMI, Carer Respite Centre) Top of page

NMHCCF and National Register teleconference

Date: 8 April, 2010
Chair: Ms Janne McMahon
Facilitator: Ms Judy Hardy

Participants: 3 carers public sector

Austin Health consultation

Date: 17 February 2010
Chair: Ms Janne McMahon

Participants (total 3):

  1. Assoc. Prof. Richard Newton, Medical Director, Mental Health Clinical Service Unit North East Area Mental Health Service, Austin Health
  2. Dr. Raju Lakshmana, Clinical Director, North East Area Mental Health Service, Austin Health Director of ECT, Mental Health Clinical Service Unit, Austin Health
  3. Rod Marsh, Senior Clinical Nurse, North East Area Mental Health Service, Austin Health Top of page

Key people consultation

Participants (total 5):
  • Dr. Margaret Leggatt - internationally renowned carer representative
  • Dr Robert Menz - Senior Medical Advisor, Medicare Australia
  • Mr. Peter Gianfransco - Director, MIND, Northern United Kingdom
  • Dr. Aaron Groves - Director of Mental Health, Queensland
  • Nick Goddard - State-wide & Mental Health Services, Tasmania