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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSource of information indicating mental health issue
METeOR identifier:Help on this term690959
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The source of information available that indicates a person may have a mental health issue, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—source of information on a mental health issue

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, or friends 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.

CODE 6   Other

There is information to indicate the person has a mental health condition but the source of information is not included in the list above.

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 term

This 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

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—source of information on a mental health condition, code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

See also Person—source of information on a mental health issue, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

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