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Hear Our Voice - Mental Health Carers Workshop

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Griffin Centre

20 Genge Street

Canberra, ACT 2601

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ACT Mental Health Carers Voice warmly invites you to attend ‘Hear Our Voice’, for family and friend carers of people with a mental illness. This will be a workshop style event to explore ideas around what carers need from mental health clinicians.

We have many high-level documents in the ACT that support the inclusion, and respect the expertise that family carers bring to mental health treatment and care planning, including the ACT Mental Health Act 2015, which has in the Principles of the Act;

(ix) facilitate appropriate involvement of close relatives, close friends and carers in treatment, care or support decisions in partnership with medical professionals; and

(x) acknowledge the impact of mental disorder and mental illness on the close relatives, close friends and carers of people with a mental disorder or mental illness; and

(xi) recognise the experience and knowledge of close relatives, close friends and carers about a person’s mental disorder or mental illness; and

(xii) promote inclusive practices in treatment, care or support to engage families and carers in responding to a person’s mental disorder or mental illness

However, what does this mean in practice? What would you like to see from mental health services in the ACT?

We are particularly excited to explore from a family member’s perspective, what would good carer engagement look like?

Our aim of the session is to draft a carer statement identifying the barriers and providing practical solutions to improve communication with families.

  • What stories do you have to offer?
  • How could the treatment of you and your loved one be improved?
  • If you could go back in time and give one piece of advice to the clinicians you’ve engaged with, what would it be?
  • What would have helped you?

We will be providing lunch so please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

When: Monday 26 June 2017

Where: Griffin Centre room 6

Time: 11am - 3pm

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