Table 2.

Perceived helpfulness to consultants of individuals and agents. Values are numbers (percentages) of consultants for whom item was applicable

Very helpfulHelpfulNeutralUnhelpfulVery unhelpfulTotalNo (%) not applicable
Clergy or spiritual leader3 (21)6 (43)4 (29)01 (7)14151 (92)
Own family or partner47 (39)55 (46)17 (14)1 (1)012044 (27)
Own friend(s)24 (34)33 (47)13 (19)007092 (57)
Patient's family18 (14)45 (36)34 (27)13 (10)15 (12)12541 (25)
Patient's friend(s)4 (11)9 (26)13 (37)5 (14)4 (11)35129 (79)
Other patients3 (6)12 (25)26 (53)8 (16)049115 (70)
Own general practitioner007 (88)1 (12)08157 (95)
Other team colleagues65 (45)69 (48)7 (5)1 (1)2 (1)14422 (13)
Other psychiatrists58 (41)61 (44)15 (11)4 (3)2 (1)14026 (16)
Other mental health professionals26 (30)39 (45)19 (22)3 (3)08778 (47)
Medical defence organisations8 (32)11 (44)5 (20)1 (4)025140 (85)