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Supported Decision Making project for people with severe mental health problems

The joint Monash University and University of Melbourne Australian Research Council Linkage project, Options for Supported Decision Making to Enhance the Recovery of People with Severe Mental Health Problems was led by Associate Professor Renata Kokanovic (Monash University). It is supported through a partnership with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Mind Australia, Neami National, Tandem Carers, Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) and Wellways (formerly Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria).

The Supported Decision making project  is investigating the experiences of consumers, carers and health professional in relation to supported decision making. It has developed a public website which details participants’ experiences and provides training materials that explain what supported decision making is and how it can contribute to the process of personal recovery, and how service providers can best support these processes.

A key output of this project was the production of two internet resources based on research participants’ stories of living with severe mental health challenges and carers’ experiences. Launched in June 2016, the resources can be found on the Healthtalk Australia website.

Mental Health and Supported Decision Making: Lived Experience Perspectives

Mental Health and Supported Decision Making: Carers’ Experiences

For more information and an overview, visit the SDM project website