The Queensland Alliance for Mental Health is leading an exciting research project investigating the expanding use of outcomes measures across the community managed mental health sector.
Director – Engagement and Partnerships Jacklyn Whybrow said the project was in response to an increased push from funding bodies, who wanted to assess the impact of the investment being made.
“We’ve seen an ongoing change in this space, with language, concepts and contracts all moving towards this type of approach,” Ms Whybrow said.
“We can expect that the measurement of outcomes will become more of a requirement for community services organisations into the future.
“QAMH understands this approach brings challenges for organisations. We are especially keen to understand these challenges, so we can highlight them in future discussions with policymakers.
“However, to properly inform our discussions we need comprehensive and up-to-date data from our members. That’s why we’ve released a comprehensive survey, which will form the basis of our research project.”
QAMH members are being invited to complete the Outcomes Measures survey. The survey seeks to learn about the usage, benefits, challenges and barriers to implementing outcomes measures across the sector.
The survey is open to all staff of QAMH member organisations. It will be open until September 13.
Once survey results are received and considered, a full research paper will be released.
Follow this link to have your say – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JTNBXX3