Using the Delphi research methodology, we are updating the Depression Guidelines that were first published in 2008. We are recruiting mental health consumers, carers and professionals from Western countries that have the Mental Health First Aid Program (Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, The United States and Wales).
To be eligible for this study, participants must:
Be able to read and speak English
Be aged 18 years or older
Have a lived experience of depression, feel well enough to participate, AND are engaged in activities that give you a broader exposure to people's experiences of depression, e.g. you are a member of a consumer advisory or advocacy group, providing peer support to others, etc.
Have experience in caring for or providing significant day-to-day support to someone with depression AND are engaged in activities that give you a broader exposure to people's experiences of depression, e.g. be a member of a carer support group or carer advocacy organisation.
Be a mental health professional or researcher with at least 2 years experience working in the area of depression.
If you are interested in participating please contact Dr Kathy Bond or on +61 3 9079 0207 at Mental Health First Aid Australia.