Any ongoing treatment or service you may require will be based upon your individual needs as they are determined by a “person-centered plan.” These plans are developed with your full participation and agreement, and will focus on outcomes you want to achieve. You may invite others (family members or others important to you) to be involved in the planning.
Person-centered planning is a “process” that is used to assist people in planning for their mental health treatment needs.
In the planning process and in the plan:
- You talk about what you want to achieve (your outcomes) as a result of your mental health services.
- The plan will state the supports and services you want and need to help you get to the outcomes you desire. The plan will also tell what types of services you will receive and how often you use them.
- The plan will include how often and when your progress will be reviewed. This ongoing monitoring will ensure that the services you are receiving are helping get the results you want.
For the person-centered planning meeting, you may invite anyone to attend that you feel could help you in the process or that is important to you.
- Every attempt will be made to hold this meeting in a place and at a time that is convenient to those attending.
- Person-centered meetings do not just happen once. You can request a meeting anytime there is a need.