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Person—source of information on a mental health condition, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSource of information indicating mental illness
METeOR identifier:Help on this term400112
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termSource of information available that indicates a person may have a mental illness or mental health condition, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—source of information on a mental health condition

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Agency worker
2Health professional
3Non-government agency
4Family, friends, carers
5Self-identified
6Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Agency worker

The person appears to the agency worker to have an undiagnosed mental health condition.

CODE 2   Health professional

The person has been diagnosed with a mental health condition by a doctor, nurse or other health professional.

CODE 3   Non-government agency

A non-government agency offering disability support programs, or a local community support program, whose target population includes those with a mental illness.

CODE 4   Family, friends, carers

Family, carers, friends or others who know the applicant well, and are concerned that the person may have an undiagnosed mental illness.

CODE 5   Self-identified

The person reports that they have a mental illness but does not have contact with specialised mental health service or other relevant service providers at this point in time.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:

"Is there additional information about the client, either formal or informal, that indicates a mental health condition?"

Comments:Help on this termThis data element is based on the PHaMs (Personal Helpers and Mentors Program) screening tool; it is a useful flag for mental health issues where more accurate evidence is not available.

Relational attributes

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See also Person—formally diagnosed mental health condition indicator, code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

See also Person—source of information on a mental health condition indicator, code N Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013

Has been superseded by Person—source of information on a mental health issue, code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Homelessness, Superseded 26/08/2014

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

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