Centre for Care and Wellbeing Study Participant Information Sheet

Project Title: A study examining the impact of the Springvale Botanical Cemetery
Centre for Care and Wellbeing services on bereaved individuals

Investigators: Dr Michelle Lim, Ms Katrina Long, Ms Kit Casey, Ms Karra Harrington,
Ms Elizabeth Todio, Mr William Babington

What is the research project about?
The aim of this research project is to examine the impact of the Centre for Care and Wellbeing (CCW) services on individuals’ loneliness post bereavement.

Who can participate?
You can participate if you have ever used the CCW services, are competent in English, and are able to participate in a telephone interview.

What is involved?
If you are interested in participating, you will be asked to participate in a telephone interview with a researcher who will ask questions about your experiences with the Centre for Care and Wellbeing. This will take approximately 1 hour. You will be reimbursed $20 for your participation. This payment will be provided in the form of an eGift card emailed/mailed to you at the end of the telephone interview.

In the month following your interview, you will also be emailed or mailed a copy of your interview transcript, and the preliminary results for further comment and validation via return email/mail. This should take no more than 30 minutes.

What are the benefits from participating?
There are no direct benefits for participants. However, your participation will help inform future improvements to CCW services.

Will your participation be anonymous?
Your interview will be audio recorded and transcribed for research purposes only. However, we will not ask for any personal identifiable information during the interview, so any comments you provide will not be identifiable after the interview is complete. Audio recordings may be transmitted over the internet to a private transcription service. If this occurs, no identifying information will be attached to the file, and the file will be deleted by the service once the transcript is returned to the researchers.

Research findings may be published in scientific journals, reports, and/or presented at conferences. Representative quotes from participants may be published, however, this will not be attached to any identifiable information.

Do you have to participate?
Participation is voluntary. You may withdraw your participation at any time during the study by emailing the investigators. If you chose to withdraw, your data will not be included in the published analyses, but will be stored securely for five years for auditing purposes. You will not be able to withdraw from the study after the publication of results.

What are the risks from participating?
You may experience some emotional distress when discussing the topic of your personal bereavement during the interview. If you are concerned at any time during the interview or afterwards, you can raise any concerns to one of the researchers on this project. The researchers will then help you in obtaining any additional support you may require, with your permission. Contact information for the researchers are available below.

If you are experiencing a crisis and cannot contact your health practitioner or need help urgently, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Project and researcher interests
This project is a collaboration between Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) and Swinburne University of Technology. Data will be analysed by Swinburne University of Technology, with group-level results provided to SMCT at the end of the project.

Further information about the project – who to contact
If you would like further information about the project, please do not hesitate to contact:

Dr Michelle Lim
Senior Lecturer & Registered Clinical Psychologist
Centre for Mental Health and Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-5109
Email: mlim@swin.edu.auMs Karra Harrington
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-4868
Email: kharrington@swin.edu.au

Mr William Babington
Community Engagement & Insights Manager
Springvale Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
Phone: 61-3-8523-1647
Email: William.Babington@smct.org.au

Ms Katrina Long
Senior Research Assistant
Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-5889
Email: klong@swin.edu.auMs Kit Casey
Senior Research Assistant
Centre for Mental Health, Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-4868
Email: kcasey@swin.edu.au

Ms Elizabeth Todio
Research Assistant
Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-4868
Email: ltodio@swin.edu.au

This project has been approved by or on behalf of Swinburne’s Human Research Ethics Committee (SUHREC) in line with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this project, you can contact:

Research Ethics Officer, Swinburne Research (H68),
Swinburne University of Technology, P O Box 218, HAWTHORN VIC 3122 Australia.
Tel (03) 9214 3845 or +61 3 9214 3845 or resethics@swin.edu.au

Neighbour Day Participant Information Sheet

 Project Title: Evaluating the impact of Neighbour Day on the community

Investigators: Dr Michelle Lim, Ms Paula Mance, Ms Sam Robinson, Ms Katrina Long,
Ms Kit Casey, Ms Karra Harrington, Ms Elizabeth Todio

What is the research project about?
The aim of this research project is to examine the impact of Neighbour Day has on the community and the individual participants.

Who can participate?
You are invited to participate if you are aged 18 years or older, hosted or attended a Neighbour Day event in 2018, and are competent in English.

What is involved?
If you are interested in participating, a researcher will call you to ask questions about your experiences of the Neighbour Day event. This will take approximately 15 minutes on the phone.

In the months following your interview, you will also be emailed a copy of your interview transcript, and the preliminary results for further comment and validation via return email.

What are the benefits from participating?
There are no direct benefits for participating in this study. However, your participation in the study will help contribute to further refinements of the Neighbour Day event.

Will your participation be anonymous?
Your call will be audio recorded and transcribed for research purposes only. However, we will not ask for any personal identifiable information during the interview, so any comments you provide will not be identifiable after the interview is complete. Audio recordings may be transmitted over the internet to a private transcription service. If this occurs, no identifying information will be attached to the file, and the file will be deleted by the service once the transcript is returned to the researchers.

Your email responses to your interview transcript and preliminary results will be identifiable to the researchers listed on this ethics application. All data will be de-identified before analysis.

Research findings may be published in scientific journals, reports, and/or presented at conferences. Representative quotes from participants may be published, however, this will not be attached to any identifiable information.

Do you have to participate?
Participation is voluntary. You may withdraw your participation at any given time during the interview. However, due to the nature of the data collection procedures, if you do withdraw, we will not be able to remove any of the data collected from you before that time.

What are the risks from participating?
It is unlikely that you will experience any side effects from participation in the study. If, however, you are concerned at any time during the interview or afterwards, you can raise any concerns to one of the researchers on this project. The researchers will then help you in obtaining any additional support you may require, with your permission. Contact information for the researchers are available below.

If you are experiencing a crisis and cannot contact your health practitioner or need help urgently, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Project and researcher interests
This project is a collaboration between Relationships Australia National and Swinburne University of Technology. Data will be analysed by Swinburne University of Technology, with group-level results provided to Relationships Australia National at the end of the project.

Further information about the project – who to contact
If you would like further information about the project, please do not hesitate to contact:

Dr Michelle Lim
Senior Lecturer & Registered Clinical Psychologist
Centre for Mental Health and Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-5109
Email: mlim@swin.edu.au

Ms Karra Harrington
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-4868
Email: kharrington@swin.edu.au

Ms Paula Mance
National Policy Manager
Relationships Australia National
Phone: +61 2 6162 9300Email: pmance@relationships.org.au

Ms Sam Robinson
National Neighbour Day Campaign Manager
Relationships Australia National
Phone: +61 2 6162 9300Email: srobinson@relationships.org.au

Ms Katrina Long
Senior Research Assistant
Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-5889
Email: klong@swin.edu.au

Ms Kit Casey
Senior Research Assistant
Centre for Mental Health, Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-4868
Email: kcasey@swin.edu.au

Ms Elizabeth Todio
Research Assistant
Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-4868
Email: ltodio@swin.edu.au 

This project has been approved by or on behalf of Swinburne’s Human Research Ethics Committee (SUHREC) in line with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this project, you can contact:

Research Ethics Officer, Swinburne Research (H68),

Swinburne University of Technology, P O Box 218, HAWTHORN VIC 3122 Australia.

Tel (03) 9214 3845 or +61 3 9214 3845 or resethics@swin.edu.au

 

Confidentiality

In accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, any information collected from a participant in any of our research studies will be kept completely confidential. All information will be stored securely on Swinburne University servers and only accessible by the research staff labelled on the corresponding research ethics documentation. Each study has been approved by the local research ethics board at Swinburne University of Technology.

If you would like to learn more about the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, please visit the NHMRC webpage here.

Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

Survey of Australian Wellbeing Prize Draw Terms and Conditions of Entry

Young Adult’s Social (YAS) Internet Use, Relationships, and Health Behaviours Over Time Prize Draw Terms and Conditions of Entry

Survey of Australian Wellbeing Prize Draw Terms and Conditions of Entry

Method of entry

Entry is open to respondents of the longitudinal Survey of Australian Wellbeing (SAW) Study: Mapping Australian’s relationships, health and wellbeing over time. The study involves three surveys, completed at different time points. To be included in the prize draw, respondents must complete at least one survey and provide their contact details. Entry is only open to Australian residents, 18 years or older.

The first online survey can be accessed at SAW Survey 1 . Subsequent surveys will be emailed directly to respondents of the first survey.

Duration of entry period

The total entry period for inclusion in the prize draw is from survey launch at [insert start date] to 11:59pm AEST 17 November 2019.

Three prize draws will occur during this period, with the following schedule:

  • Entry into Prize Draw #1 is open to all those who complete survey 1 of the SAW survey online by 11:59pm AEST 30 June 2019.
  • Entry into Prize Draw #2 is open to all those who complete survey 2 of the SAW survey online by 11:59pm AEST 8 September 2019.
  • Entry into Prize Draw #3 is open to all those who complete survey 3 of the SAW survey online by 11:59pm AEST 17 November 2019.

Details of the prizes and prize values

In Prize Draw #1 the first ten entries drawn will receive a $50 GiftPay Flexi eGift Card.

In Prize Draw #2 the first ten entries drawn will receive a $100 GiftPay Flexi eGift Card.

In Prize Draw #3 the first ten entries drawn will receive a $150 GiftPay Flexi eGift Card.

The total value of the prize pool is $3,000.

Date, time and place of draw

The Prize Draw will be conducted with the following schedule:

  • Prize Draw #1: 1:00pm AEST 1 July 2019
  • Prize Draw #2: 1:00pm AEST 9 September 2019
  • Prize Draw #3: 1:00pm AEST 18 November 2019

All draws from 1 July 2019 to 18 November 2019 will be conducted at John St, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia.   Winners will be identified through a physical draw.

Publication of winner names

Winners will be notified by telephone or email. The names of all winners will be published on the Social Connectedness Lab website with the following schedule:

  • Prize Draw #1: 8 July 2019
  • Prize Draw #2: 16 September 2019
  • Prize Draw #3: 25 November 2019

Prizes will be delivered via email.

Unclaimed prize draw

If any prizes are unclaimed by 15 December 2019, an unclaimed prize draw will take place at 1:00pm 16 December 2019 at John St, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia. The winners will be notified by email or telephone.

The Promoter is Swinburne University of Technology ABN 13 628 586 699 having its principal place of business at John St, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia.


Young Adult’s Social (YAS) Internet Use, Relationships, and Health Behaviours Over Time Prize Draw Terms and Conditions of Entry

Method of entry

Entry is open to respondents of the longitudinal Young adult’s social (YAS) internet use, relationships, and health behaviours over time survey. The study involves three surveys, completed at different time points. To be included in the prize draw, respondents must complete at least one survey and provide their contact details. Entry is only open to Australian residents, 18 years or older.

The first online survey can be accessed at: YAS survey 1 . Subsequent surveys will be emailed directly to respondents of the first survey.

Duration of entry period

The total entry period for inclusion in the prize draw is from survey launch at 1:00pm AEST 9 May 2018 to 11:59pm AEST 29 December 2019.

Three prize draws will occur during this period, with the following schedule:

  • Entry into Prize Draw #1 is open to all those who complete survey 1 the YAS survey online by 11:59pm AEST 4 November 2018.
  • Entry into Prize Draw #2 is open to all those who complete survey 2 of the YAS survey online by 11:59pm AEST 2 June 2019.
  • Entry into Prize Draw #3 is open to all those who complete survey 3 of the YAS survey online by 11:59pm AEST 29 December 2019.

Details of the prizes and prize values

In Prize Draw #1 the first ten entries drawn will receive a $50 GiftPay Flexi eGift Card.

In Prize Draw #2 the first ten entries drawn will receive a $100 GiftPay Flexi eGift Card.

In Prize Draw #3 the first ten entries drawn will receive a $150 GiftPay Flexi eGift Card.

The total value of the prize pool is $3,000.

Date, time and place of draw

The Prize Draw will be conducted with the following schedule:

  • Prize Draw #1: 1:00pm AEST 5 November 2018
  • Prize Draw #2: 1:00pm AEST 3 June 2019
  • Prize Draw #3: 1:00pm AEST 6 January 2020

All draws from 5 November 2018 to 6 January 2020 will be conducted at John St, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia. Winners will be identified through a physical draw.

Publication of winner names

Winners will be notified by telephone or email and in writing. The names of all winners will be published on the Social Connectedness Lab website with the following schedule:

  • Prize Draw #1: 12 November 2018

Winners: Sarah P, Brooke W, Lisa-Marie J, Stacey R, Thomas S, Elana F, Shanice T, Angus B, Cody H, Elspeth RT

  • Prize Draw #2: 10 June 2019
  • Prize Draw #3: 13 January 2020

Prizes will be delivered via email.

Unclaimed prize draw

If any prizes are unclaimed by 26 January 2020, an unclaimed prize draw will take place at 1:00pm 27 January 2020 at John St, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia. The winners will be notified by email or telephone.

The Promoter is Swinburne University of Technology ABN 13 628 586 699 having its principal place of business at John St, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia.