This guide was created through a co-design process, involving people experiencing mental and physical health concerns, doctors and other support workers, coordinated by the Centre for Primary Health Care & Equity, University of NSW, Sydney. The Conversation Guide is designed to assist conversations about physical health and is based on lived and professional expertise, as well as other evidence.
You can use this guide when talking to people about your health. This includes general practitioners (GPs), peer workers, healthcare workers, mental health workers, psychiatrists, and other support people.
You don’t have to use all of this guide – you can just use the parts that are important to you. You can fill it in and share a copy with your GP or health worker or you can just use the points to have a conversation them. Feel free to use the guide however you like.
NOTE: This website does not store your information. If you complete the digital conversation guide, you should print it and/or email it to yourself and anyone else you would like to have a copy.
Are you interested in being involved in research about this Physical Health Conversation Guide? You can tell us about your experience using the Guide in an interview or through a survey. We are interested in hearing the views of people with lived experience, family members, GPs, primary care nurses, peer workers and mental health workers who have used or are interested in using the Physical Health Conversation Guide.
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This website has been created for the purpose of providing information about and access to the Physical Health Conversation Guide (PHCG) and the research into its use (Ethics approval number 2021/ETH01094).
Thank you to everyone who has been involved in or supported this project.
We would like to understand the range of people who access the Guide from the website, so we would be grateful if you could answer a few questions about yourself. Clicking the button will take you to an anonymous survey hosted on an external secure site. This survey is voluntary. You do not have to complete it to download or use the Physical Health Conversation Guide.
This website has been created for the purpose of providing information about and access to the Physical Health Conversation Guide (PHCG) and the research into its use (Ethics approval number 2021/ETH01094). While use of the PHCG is not restricted to people involved in the research, the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity and the University of NSW, Sydney are not responsible in negligence or otherwise for any injury, loss or damage however arising from the use of this website by anyone not associated with the PHCG study. Any questions about this research should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The website provides hyperlinks to other organisations’ websites and resources but does not take responsibility for the update or maintenance of the information contained in these websites and resources.
This website does not store any personal information. All information entered into the digital PHCG is deleted after you leave the website. If you want to keep the information you enter you need to print it and/or email it to yourself. These instructions are provided at the end of the digital form.