Breaking Down Barriers: Exploring Beliefs and Help Seeking in Older Adults

Help researchers from the Swinburne University to better understand the beliefs of older people in seeking mental health support by sharing your feedback in a one-on-one interview.

Study Description/Purpose

It is common for older adults to experience depression and anxiety as life circumstances change with age, but it can be difficult in to find suitable professional mental health support. Researchers want to know if certain beliefs influence an indvidual’s decision to seek help.

What’s Involved?

Participation involves the completion of a short online survey asking you to respond to questions about your general health, beliefs about psychological issues, help seeking behaviour, and depression and anxiety symptoms. At the end of this survey there may be an opt in question for Study 2 depending on your answers to some of the questions.

To complete the survey, please follow this study link.

Recruitment criteria

You can take part in this study if you are:

  • aged 60+
  • living in the community (not in residential aged care)

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