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Under New Zealand law the therapist may be required to share information in some circumstances. This would occur if the therapist was concerned that you were at risk of harming yourself, you were at risk of harm from someone else or you were at risk of harming someone else. The therapist will always try to discuss with you if they are going to do this.
You will also be asked to complete questionnaires (which your therapist will tell you about in your first session) and the information you give will be shared anonymously with the evaluation team to help improve the service we are developing - the evaluation team will not know this information relates to you as an individual.
Piki is a pilot which is being funded by the Ministry of Health and is being independently evaluated by a research team from the University of Otago (the Piki evaluation team). The results of the evaluation will help us to improve Piki services and help the Ministry of Health decide whether to keep funding Piki at the end of the pilot.
The Piki evaluation team would like to invite you to take part in an interview to inform our evaluation of the Piki pilot. We would love to hear about your experience of using the services. This is completely voluntary, and you can add your consent or withdraw your consent at any time.
Our interviewers are able to travel to you if convenient. Interviews are expected to take around 30 – 60 minutes and will be conducted in person with one of our interviewers. We will give you a $30 supermarket voucher to acknowledge your participation in the research.
If you are happy for the evaluation team to contact you, please reply Y to the text.
If you would like more information about the interviews before deciding, please contact Dasha at 027 8408201 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to find more about the evaluation in general, and what the researchers are doing, please contact Tracey at 022 344 1370 or email: email@example.com.