Consumers and Carers

Consumers and Carers

We want our consumers to be as involved in their health service and care as they'd like to be.

Through participation and sharing their perspectives, consumers and carers make a valuable contribution to the Mental Health Service.

Evidence suggests that consumer and carer participation can result in improved healthcare for consumers and promotes a transparent and accountable health service that includes consumers, carers and communities in the planning and evaluation of its services.

Participation is the involvement of consumers and carers in decisions about individual health care, as well as the involvement of consumers and carers in decisions about the provision of health care services.