Get involved

We are committed to working in partnership with people and their families or carers during their treatment, care and recovery.

There are also opportunities to influence ongoing planning, delivery and evaluation of our services.

The value and expertise of people who have a personal experience of mental illness and/or care for someone who has had a mental illness, is recognised and highly valued in helping us improve the quality of our services.


Your treatment, care and recovery

Recovery & wellness planning

For each admission to our service, a Recovery and Wellness Plan is developed. This plan focuses on:

  • Your recovery goals
  • Most important things for you to focus on right now
  • What to do if things get tough
  • Our recommendations to assist you in working towards recovery

The Recovery and Wellness Plan is a living document that assists you and the clinicians who support you to work together towards your recovery.

It is a collaborative plan developed by you and your treating team and, where appropriate, your carers, to jointly identify treatment goals and ambitions you have.

You will be invited to complete this plan when you enter the service and then again every three months.

Advance statement

An advance statement is written by a person describing the treatment they would like if they become unwell and need compulsory mental health treatment.

The statement can be written at any point in a person’s care. The authorised psychiatrist must take into account a person’s advance statement when making decisions about their treatment.

Find out more about advance statements.

Influencing ongoing planning and service delivery

Advisory groups

Our Consumer Advisory Groups and Carer Advisory Groups are separate groups which meet within each area mental health service to discuss issues, plan projects and offer feedback to improve our service.

Combined meetings of these groups also take place at local areas and across NorthWestern Mental Health as a whole. Consumers and carer representatives are also on many committees, working groups and staff interview panels.

If you would like to be involved, contact your key clinician or treating team and ask to speak to the relevant consumer or carer consultant for your service.

Tell us what you think

You can also get involved by providing feedback about your experience with us.