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Whether the service employs consumer consultants on a paid basis to represent the interests of consumers and advocate for their needs, in order to promote the participation of mental health consumers in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the service.


Data Element


Guide for use:

A consumer is a person who is currently utilising, or has previously utilised, a mental health service.

Mental health service consumers include persons receiving care for their own, or another persons’, mental illness or psychiatric disability.

The term mental health consumer consultant refers to a person who is employed (or engaged via contract) on a part-time or full-time basis to act as a consumer consultant. This implies the person received a salary or contract fee on a regular basis. It does not refer to arrangements where the consumer only received reimbursements of expenses or occasional sitting fees for attendance at meetings.

Specialised mental health services.


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