I’m Judith O’Sullivan, a Science/Psychology honours student who is passionate about improving access to mental health services in rural and regional Australia. I’m doing a study into barriers to mental health services and making those services more available for older adults.

If you have an hour to spare, I’d greatly appreciate your insights into this important area of research. You don’t need to have used mental health services in the past or think you may use them in the future.

I’m looking for people aged 65 and over who have lived in rural or regional Australia for 5 or more years and are willing to talk about their views on accessing mental health services using technology (over the internet, by email etc). Everything you share with me will be kept confidential and your personal information will be kept anonymous. We can talk in person, by phone or video-conference at a time that suits you during April or May 2021. Please feel free to pass on this request to others who may be interested in joining the study.

My supervisor is Professor Bob Knight at University of Southern Queensland who has published extensively internationally and in Australia on psychology and ageing.

Please contact me at u1133433@umail.usq.edu.au or 0417 482 230 to join this study.

Thank you for your interest. Judith O’Sullivan