Carers Can Ask


It can be an emotional time when a loved one is involved with a mental health service, especially after experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Even with the most supportive staff it can be hard for carers to know what to ask, or what you have a right to know.  Nexus have worked with a range of carers, staff and services to come up with this list of questions you might like to ask.  We hope it will empower you at a difficult time.

The questions can be downloaded in various ways: Online CCA (PDF) - handy to carry to appointments; Clickable Resource - perfect for presentations, training or group support purposes.

Once you have had a look, please click here to answer a VERY short survey (promise), so that we know if this type of thing is useful.

These resources from Nexus are shared under a creative commons licence. Please see the PDF and powerpoint downloads for details:



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