Advance statements in mental health care

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Gianfranco Giuntoli, Karen Fisher, Sandra Gendera, Ilan Katz
Research Areas: Policy Design, Impact & Evaluation
Funding Agency: Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Development and introduction in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD)

This project aims to ensure that people who live in the NBMLHD and who experience mental illness and mental distress have the opportunity to develop their own Advance Statement, which is a tool to support personal control and decision-making during times of mental health crisis. SPRC is working with the Advanced Statements Project Critical Reference Group, comprising consumer, family members and worker representatives, to plan and implement the project. Other responsibilities include stakeholder liaison, designing and managing empirical research with consumers and families regarding the design and use of Advanced Statements, a literature review and subsequent analysis and reporting.