"users and their carers need to be integrally involved in the planning development and delivery of mental health services. This will require sustained support care and information form mental health services. Empowerment should be at all levels from self management to formal involvement in local and all wales planning. Those detained under the mental health legislation should be encouraged to participate actively and willingly in their own care".
Empowerment 1 0f 4 key principles of the strategy.
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