Carers identified?

6.2 Suggested national policies for identification of carers

Page last updated: 2010

It is recommended that the following policies to identify carers be adopted on a national basis in the public and private sectors.

  1. Identification and participation of carers in a partnership approach will be acknowledged and respected as crucial to the facilitation of early intervention, treatment and recovery of people with a mental illness.
  2. Carer identification and levels of participation in ongoing care will take account of social and cultural differences and will be re–viewed with consumers and carers on a regular basis.
  3. Carer levels of identification and satisfaction with their engagement will form part of the regular reporting of all mental health services.