A study into the experiences of Australian Indigenous people during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic

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Australian Indigenous people who are living in the Greater Darwin region are invited to participate in an online survey for “A study into the experiences of Australian Indigenous people during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic”.

The information you provide will inform us about Australian Indigenous people’s experiences living in Greater Darwin region during COVID-19 pandemic.

Please spare a few minutes of your time to complete our survey by clicking below.

The survey should take no more than 3 minutes on average to complete.

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About the project:

We are investigating your experiences as an Indigenous person during the COVID-19 pandemic. “A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease, such as a new influenza virus or the coronavirus, COVID-19”.

We would like to ask questions about how COVID has impacted your life and livelihood.  You can tell us about your COVID-19 experiences. We aim to record the account of Indigenous people. This project is funded through the National Indigenous Research Knowledge Network (NIRAKN) External Funding 2020.

About your participation:

Your participation will be entirely voluntary.

You can withdraw from the project at any time without penalty.

You can decide whether your information will be published with your name or not.

If you do not wish to be identified, we will not attach your name or story to the data.

If you wish to be identified, then you can choose whether you want your opinions and the research results to be disseminated along with your authority as to who you agree should publish your story, and if you want your story published or not.

About the information you provide:

The information you provide will be used as documented datasets about Australian Indigenous people’s experiences living in Greater Darwin region during COVID-19 pandemic. Research results will be published in a final project report and will be distributed to you. Your information will be recorded, and kept confidential in storage and/or may be used by CDU and ARC media and communication.

About the researchers:

This research project is led by A/Prof Linda Ford, Dr Tracy Woodroffe and Dr Kathy Guthadjaka, and conducted with assistance from Ms Emily Ford, Mr Colin Baker, Ms Pawinee Yuhun, Dr David Karacsonyi and Dr Adriana Ticoalu. All researchers are from Charles Darwin University (CDU). This research is supported by CDU College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts (CIFEA) and the Northern Institute (NI).

If you have any enquiries about this project please contact A/Prof Linda Ford via email: linda.ford@cdu.edu.au or phone 08 8946 7203.

 

Other information for you:

If you need help related to mental health services relevant to COVID-19:

Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service (Ph. 1800 512 348).

Website: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/

The Australian Government factsheet on coronavirus national health plan by going to the following websites:

https://www.health.gov.au/

(https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/covid-19-national-health-plan-supporting-the-mental-health-of-australians-through-the-coronavirus-pandemic.pdf)

Other relevant local Indigenous service:

Danila Dilba Health Service - Darwin Clinic

COVID-19 infoddhs.org.au Phone: (08) 89425400

AddressUnit 32/34 Knuckey St, Darwin City NT 0800

Phone(08) 8942 5444

Website: http://daniladilbaexperience.org.au/

To ensure safety for all, please see the CDU site for COVID-19 information:
https://www.cdu.edu.au/news/coronavirus-updates.

If you have any questions or concerns that you do not want to direct to the researcher, you are invited to contact the Ethics team of the Charles Darwin University Human Research Ethics Committee on (08) 89466063, on the toll free number, 1800 466 215 or by email, ethics@cdu.edu.au.

The Ethics team can pass on any concerns to appropriate officers within the University.

Acknowledgement: Photo by CDC on Unsplash