Narembeen Community Perception Survey

Following an initial meeting in Narembeen between Holyoake, the Wheatbelt Community Alcohol and Drug Service and Community Stakeholders on Thursday 31st May 2018, it was decided to undertake the development of a Community Wellbeing Plan that will work as a guide to improve health and wellbeing across the community.  The process will commence with the distribution of the Narembeen Community Perception Survey, see link below:-

In addition to the online survey, there is a paper form available from the Shire of Narembeen or the Narembeen Community Resource Centre for those that may be unable to complete an online survey.  Please return completed forms to the Shire of Narembeen.

The link will be open until  5pm Friday 3rd August 2018 and we encourage as many people over the age of 18 years to participate as possible.

What is in this survey?

The Community Perception Survey covers two main areas of interest to service providers:
1. Community perceptions of local alcohol, other drug and mental health related issues.
2. Strategies to address these issues that would be supported by the community.

Why use a survey?
Collecting information from a broad cross-section of your community can help to identify community priorities related to local alcohol, other drug and mental health related issues. This information can then help to monitor changes in communities over time as well as clarify which strategies might be more successful in a particular community. Ideally you will be able to use the results of the survey to assist you in meeting the particular needs of the community you work in.

How was this survey designed?

The need for a tool to help track community perceptions of local alcohol related issues and the effectiveness of strategies to improve community outcomes was identified initially during the development of prevention plans in the Kimberley region.

The survey has since been revised to include sections relating to community perceptions of other drugs, and also mental health and wellbeing and is relevant to all regions.

What happens to the completed surveys?
The Mental Health Commission (MHC) will complete all data entry and analysis. This includes basic analysis of the data which will be summarised in a report to the service provider. MHC will also be available to answer any questions that a service provider may have and to undertake any additional analysis.

How will the results be used?
It is not intended that the information will be used for any purpose other than supporting local agencies to develop programs and measure progress. If at any stage MHC wishes to use the information for any other purpose, MHC will first seek the permission of the service provider.

Who will be surveyed?
The survey is intended to collect information from a broad cross-section of the local adult community (over 18 years of age). You should try to include participants who are representative of all genders, age groups, and cultural backgrounds present in the community. Please note, this survey is not intended to be delivered to people under 18 years of age.
The survey should take between 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Further Information
For more information in relation to the survey tool, its implementation or its analysis, please contact:

Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation
Ph.: (08) 6553 0600