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Table 1 Proportion of adults receiving help for their mental health in the past 12 months, and the types of help received (N = 8841)

From: Service demand for psychological interventions among Australian adults: a population perspective

Type of help received % (95% CI) n
Psychological interventions
 Psychotherapy 3.0 (2.5–3.6) 271
 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 3.4 (2.9–4.1) 326
 Counselling 6.7 (6.1–7.3) 648
 Any psychological intervention 7.9 (7.2–8.6) 759
Information
 Information about mental illness, its treatment, and available services 5.2 (4.6–5.9) 487
Medication
 Medicine or tablets 7.2 (6.6–8.0) 697
Social interventions
 Help to sort out housing or money problems 0.8 (0.5–1.1) 67
 Help to meet people for support or company 0.9 (0.6–1.2) 80
 Any social intervention 1.5 (1.1–1.9) 127
Skills training
 Help to improve your ability to work, or use your time in other ways 1.7 (1.3–2.2) 133
 Help to improve your ability to look after yourself or your home 1.0 (0.7–1.3) 93
 Any skills training 2.1 (1.7–2.6) 172
Any help 11.3 (10.5–12.3) 1101
Intervention classification
 Psychological interventions only 2.0a (1.7–2.5)c 212
 Psychological plus other interventions 5.8a (5.2–6.5)b 547
 Other interventions only 3.5 (3.1–3.9)b 342
  1. N Unweighted number, denominator for this analysis; n Unweighted count, numerator; % Weighted percentage; CI Confidence interval
  2. a The sum of these groups is lower than the combined estimate of 7.9% in the upper section of Table 1, due to rounding
  3. b Non-overlapping confidence intervals indicate statistically significant differences between estimates