Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Mental Health Commission Study for health professionals and carers

The Mental Health Commission financed a comprehensive study evaluating the experiences of service users and of professionals in relation to the implementation of the Mental Health Act in 2011.

After receiving ethics approval for this study, they interviewed 270 patients who have been detained under the MHA 2001 in relation to their views of the process of admission, their views of their admission and tribunals and we attained various clinical and demographic data. Besides that we are now holding focus groups with health professionals and carers to attain their opinions in relation to the operation of the MHA 2001.

As part of this Mental Health Commission funded study and a larger International Comparative Study, we have developed a short questionnaire, which we have distributed through our network to family members and professionals who are involved in the involuntary admission of psychiatric patients. We have already obtained data by 16 Family members. However in order to be able to make valid conclusions based on representative sample of family members, we need to collect extra data. We would greatly appreciate if you could provide us with some assistance and distribute the online questionnaire we developed to members of SHINE, who have previously been involved in involuntary admission of their relatives. This questionnaire is completely anonymous and it takes 3-4 minutes to fill in.

Please see the attatched information sheet for participants for further information

Here is the link to the survey: 

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