Family meetings are opportunities for Family/Whanau to share their understanding and knowledge with the mental health team and to provide and receive support during the care and treatment of the relative.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK has developed a useful list of questions which assist families in learning and understanding more about the assessment, treatment and care of their relative.  You may find these useful.

Questions such as:

About the diagnosis:


If a diagnosis has been made:


About the assessment:


About care and treatment:

The family and Treatment:


Getting Help:




Hospital Treatment:


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