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Accessing specialist services A new question introduced in 2014 asked respondents whether a member of their household had received therapy or counselling for mental health in the previous year: 45% responded in the positive. Table 37: Households where a member has received Therapy or Counselling for Mental Health No. Proportion of Survey Respondents Yes 114 45% No 139 54% Total 253 100% More than half of the respondents (61.8%) also indicated that a member of their household had accessed ongoing specialist services in the preceding year. Table 38: Households where a member has access Ongoing Specialist Services No. Proportion of Survey Respondents Yes 157 61.8% No 97 38.1% Total 254 100% These respondents were asked to specify the types of specialist services accessed. Most commonly this related to counselling/case management (62.4%), mental health services (42.6%), utility relief grants (24.8%), medical advice/assistance (24.2%) and legal assistance (22.2%). Table 39: Type of service/s accessed in the last 12 months No Proportion of Survey Respondents Counselling/Case Management 98 62.4% Mental Health 67 42.6% Utility Relief Grants 39 24.8% Medical advice/assistance 38 24.2% Legal 35 22.2% Housing advice/assistance 30 19.1% Housing 27 17.1% 47