• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in Mental health care 1998

The care programme approach: the experiences and views of carers.

@article{Allen1998TheCP,
  title={The care programme approach: the experiences and views of carers.},
  author={Cris Allen},
  journal={Mental health care},
  year={1998},
  volume={1 5},
  pages={
          160-2
        }
}
Integral to the care programme approach is the involvement of carers in the planning of after-care and treatment post-discharge of people with mental health problems. That is the theory. In practice, carers still feel excluded and ignored by mental health professionals, as a qualitative survey in one inner city area revealed. In the first of two linked papers on the CPA, CHARLOTTE ALLEN reports from the carer's perspective.