Profile of mental illness in the Darwin urban region
: an analysis of community mental health service data

  • Bronwyn Eunice Carson

    Student thesis: Coursework Masters - CDU

    Abstract

    AIM
    To provide a demographic and clinical profile of people attending the DarwinUrban Mental Health Services (DUMHS) and contribute some answers to the questions asked under the National Mental Health Strategy, "who receives, what services?"

    OBJECTIVES
    • To determine the profile of people attending the Darwin Urban MentalHealth Service (DUMHS) and to compare the DUMHS consumer profile with the overall population profile of the Darwin urban region.
    • To examine patterns of referral into and out of the mental health service and to examine patterns of attendance of DUMHS consumers.
    • To produce a profile of mental illness among DUMHS consumers over a three-month time period and to compare this profile with available data relating to mental illness in the general Australian community.
    Date of Award2000
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorTricia Nagel (Supervisor) & Ross Stewart Bailie (Supervisor)

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