This companion report represents the views of the five ACT women who are mental health carers who participated in a focus group with WCHM. Mental health carers are a group who face unique challenges in accessing health and wellbeing information. Their needs are currently unmet by the policies in place to meet them, and the barriers they face are steadfast. The focus group covered a wide terrain, from opinions on pamphlets as a mental health information source, to personal accounts of interactions with mental health professionals and services. The report does not include any data from the original health and wellbeing information survey because respondents were not asked to identify whether or not they have caring responsibilities for a person with a mental health issue. Therefore there is no data that can be used to complement the focus group discussion. It is WCHM’s hope that these companion reports will improve understanding of particular groups of women in the ACT in order to facilitate health and wellbeing information provision that is responsive to their needs.

It goes with the Territory – The views of ACT women who are mental health carers about health and wellbeing information

It goes with the Territory – The views of ACT women who are mental health carers about health and wellbeing information