Key themes: South Eastern NSW
Analysis for the South Eastern NSW region used written notes from the Bateman’s Bay consultation (attended by around 40 people) as photos of the butcher’s paper were unavailable. From the materials available the following key themes were distilled:
- Access to services: ensuring services were located were people were living
- Services were visible
- Support was there for an increase in the peer workforce
- Collaboration was improved
- Staff availability was increased, and training was enhanced
In addition, the following key themes emerged in response to the questions: what is working well, what are the challenges, and what are the priorities?
What is working well in South Eastern NSW?
|What is working well?||Qualifiers/examples|
Working well for youth, holistic program-
Caring for all health needs
Lived experience input
|Willingness to engage||
Kids and paents more open to accept help;
Changing roles in schools; People more
open to discruss mental health problems
and are more willing to get help
|Increase and improvement in co-design||Move from tokenistic to hands-on|
Increased use of technology and
Tele psychiatry; Tect support and apps;
Skype and telehealth services
Step up step down localised supports;
Better local responses; Localised referral
What are the challenges in South Eastern NSW?
|What are the challenges?||Qualifiers/examples|
|Visibility and access to services|
Lack of resources; Remote and rural doctors;
Low staffing levels
|Social determinants of health||Housing; Transport|
Bulk billing and cost of specialists;
Increased cost of private psychologist;
No funding for prevention and well-being
What are the priorities in South Eastern NSW?
What are the priorities?
Increase visibility of services;
Make services available where people are
Increase for child and family services
Flexible responses to incidents;
Flexible workforce models
|Holistic care||Promotion; Work with carers; Increase services|
Download a PDF of the key themes here.
The Mental Health Commission of NSW acknowledges the contribution of The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), who were engaged to conduct a qualitative data analysis for the mid-term review of Living Well.