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Exploring mental health with people with communication needs

Young people with complex communication needs (CNN) face challenges accessing services to address mental health concerns. A team at The University of Melbourne want to know what young people with CCN think about mental health, so they can work out ways to better support the mental health of people with disabilities.

If you use keyword sign, eye gaze, PODD book, head nodding/shaking, or any other type of AAC and you are 10-24 years old and live in Australia, we want to hear from you!

We are also keen to hear from key support people of young AAC-users.

What is involved? We would like to interview 10–24-year-olds with CCN and key support people of young AAC users. This could be a face-to-face interview (if you live in Melbourne) or you can participate in a Zoom, email or text interview.

Recruitment end date: 16th August 2024

Contact: Jacinta Pennacchia on 0405 784 520 or email Jacinta.Pennacchia@mcri.edu.au

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