Employing people with lived experience of mental illness in peer worker roles to support others brings a tremendous range of benefits. At MSAMHS we have gone a step further to provide great care to every person, every day and support people on their road to recovery. Putting our patients at the heart of everything we do means looking beyond their diagnosis to the communities that support them, engaging those with a lived experience of addictions and mental illness, and creating pathways to recovery that support and enable.
Independent Patient Rights Advisors (IPRAs) are available to provide advice to people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are currently receiving treatment through MSAMHS. IPRAs may also provide advice to nominated support persons, family members, carers and other support people.