Improving Family And Carer Participation In An Area Mental Health Service

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Authors: Margaret Goding, Jeanette Murphy, VIC

Year: 2001

Event: 2001 TheMHS Conference

Subject: St.Vincent’s Mental Health Service , book of proceedings

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 1876939079

Abstract: Ensuring that carers and family members are meaningfully involved in the care and treatment of mental health consumers, and that service delivery is sensitive to their needs is an essential feature of good mental health practice. The paper briefly outlines past approaches to family involvement, and describes the strategies utilised by St.Vincent’s Mental Health Service in Melbourne to improve family and carer participation.

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