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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Service user and carer involvement in mental health care safety: raising concerns and improving the safety of services

  Service users and carers % (n) Health professionals % (n)
Age 18–25 15(14) 1(1)
26–35 20(19) 18(16)
36–45 19(18) 31(28)
46–55 32(30) 37(33)
56–65 13(12) 13(12)
> 65 1(1) 0
Length of contact with services (years) 0–5 31(33) 14(16)
6–10 26(27) 13(14)
11–15 18(19) 17(19)
16–20 4(4) 14(16)
21–25 5(5) 9(10)
26–30 6(6) 12(13)
> 30 2(2) 11(12)
Type of service contact in past 2 years CMHTa 45(47) 21(23)
Inpatient services 16(17) 28(31)
General Practitioner 24(25) 5(6)
Voluntary organisation 6(6) 6(7)
Other 3(3) 26(29)
Profession Registered Mental Health Nurse n/a 20(22)
Managerial 17(19)
Doctor 8(9)
Psychologist 7(8)
Lecturer 5(6)
AMHPb 5(6)
Researcher 5(6)
Pharmacist 4(4)
Care coordinator 3(3)
Health Care Assistant 2(2)
Support worker 2(2)
Counsellor 2(2)
Other 4(4)
Missing 5(6)
  1. aCommunity Mental Health Team
  2. bApproved Mental Health Professional