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Community Perception Survey

Posted on: Wednesday, 20 December 2017 at 8:53:14 AM

The Community Perception Survey covers two main areas of interest to service providers:

  • Community perceptions of local alcohol, other drug and mental health related issues.
  • Strategies to address these issues that would be supported by the community.         

 Collecting information from a broad cross-section of our community can help to identify community priorities related to local alcohol, other drug and mental health related issues. This information can then help to monitor changes in our communities over time as well as clarify which strategies might be more successful in a particular community.

The need for a tool to help track community perceptions of local alcohol related issues and the effectiveness of strategies to improve community outcomes was identified initially during the development of prevention plans in the Kimberley region.

The survey has since been revised to include sections relating to community perceptions of other drugs, and also mental health and wellbeing and is relevant to all regions.

The Mental Health Commission (MHC) will complete all data entry and analysis. This includes basic analysis of the data which will be summarised in a report to the service provider. MHC will also be available to answer any questions that a service provider may have and to undertake any additional analysis.

It is not intended that the information will be used for any purpose other than supporting local agencies to develop programs and measure progress. If at any stage MHC wishes to use the information for any other purpose, MHC will first seek the permission of the service provider.

The survey is intended to collect information from a broad cross-section of the local adult community (over 18 years of age). We encourage participants who are representative of all genders, age groups, and cultural backgrounds present in the community. Please note, this survey is not intended to be delivered to people under 18 years of age.  

The survey should take between 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Complete the survey online through this link- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wheatbeltv2

The Link will be open until the 31 January 2018 and we encourage as many people over the age of 18 years to participate as possible.

Further Information

For more information in relation to the survey tool, its implementation or its analysis, please contact:

Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation

Ph: (08) 6553 0600

Email: pme@mhc.wa.gov.au

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