This decision-aid website was conceived and developed by a team from the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED) at The University of Sydney together with the Black Dog Institute at the University of New South Wales. The project was led by Ms Alana Fisher, a PhD student, under the supervision of Associate Professor Ilona Juraskova (Research Psychologist, USYD), Prof Louise Sharpe (Clinical Psychologist, USYD), A/Prof Josephine Anderson (Psychiatrist, BDI) and Prof Vijaya Manicavasagar (Clinical Psychologist, BDI).
We gratefully acknowledge all the clinicians who provided their valuable input in the development of this resource.
We sincerely thank the 40 men and women with BPII and 20 family representatives who kindly gave their time and benefit of their experiences to inform the content and design of this website. The contribution of some of their comments on this website are greatly appreciated.
Web design and development was undertaken by Netfront Digital Agency who can be contacted on (02) 9555 5342.
Graphic design for the print/ booklet version of the website was undertaken by Ben Carew who can be contacted on 0414 339 255.
Copy-editing for low health literacy was undertaken by Danielle Muscat and Laura Wuellner.
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The design and production of this website was funded by Australian Rotary Mental Health and the University of Sydney.
Note: It is against the law to copy or otherwise reproduce this website and its contents without the publisher’s written permission.
Authorisation may be sought by contacting:
Associate Professor Ilona Juraskova
School of Psychology
Brennan MacCallum Building (A18)
University of Sydney, NSW, 2006