Authors: Kylie Fryer
Event: 2015 TheMHS Conference
Subject: System Improvement
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: There are many questions surrounding participation and what it means for services, consumers, families and carers. It is known as best practice and a requirement to the National Standards for Mental Health Services. Kylie Fryer is a Family and Carer Representative and independent evaluator of non-government mental health services. Kylie was the only community member to participate in the inaugural Mental Health Emerging Leaders Program in Western Australia sponsored by the Office of Mental Health and Senior Mental Health Services Executives. Through this program Kylie utilised her evaluation skills to develop program logic measurements for participation within the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services environment. This tool is being used to measure multiple aspects of participation such as recruitment, development of representatives and service staff so that policy and procedure development achieves both meaningful participation and meets and links with the National Standards for Mental Health Services; Standard 3.