Elspeth Macdonald

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INTRODUCTION Poor mental health is responsible for a large percentage of long term work absence, and only 50% of those who are off work for 6 months or more return to work. METHOD We aimed to describe the factors which predict or restrict return to work for people suffering episodes of poor mental health. A literature review was conducted to identify all(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper examines the concept of consumer participation in the context of developmental changes in parent/child relationships and associated differences in the utilization of child and adolescent mental health services. METHOD Existing definitions and characteristics of mental health service delivery for children and young people are examined(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify services supporting the well-being of infants and their families in an area of South Brisbane, Australia, highlight problems of accessing these services and recommend strategies to make them more readily available. METHOD Semistructured interviews were conducted with staff from 18 service providers offering antenatal services, or(More)
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