Independent Mental Health Advocacy

Worksheet - Attending my planning meeting

You can complete this worksheet to prepare for your planning meeting:

You can use this worksheet in different ways. For example, you can enter text in the boxes. If you’d like to express yourself in another way, for example visually – then leave the box blank before printing it.

Speaking up for what you want can be challenging. You can use the IMHA self-advocacy modelExternal Link in combination with this worksheet to help you let people know what it is you want.

Use the print function to print this page or save it as a PDF. There is no option to send this information and it will not be saved by the website.

Please check the box next to any questions you would like to answer and a text box will appear.

What questions will you ask the planner before your meeting?

What would be helpful during the meeting?

What will you take with you to the meeting?

Will someone support you at the meeting?

For more information on having a support person at your planning meeting, please see the Who will support me? section of this toolkit.

When you arrive at your planning meeting ...

  • Has everyone introduced themselves and explained their role?
  • Has the planner explained the purpose of the planning meeting?

Making sure you understand ...

If the language being used is hard to comprehend, for example the Local Area Coordinator or planner is using acronyms and jargon, you have the right to ask for it to be explained in a way that you understand. You can ask the Local Area Coordinator or planner to explain what they mean if you’re not sure.

Other resources

You can now print/save your information. You can then move to the Putting my plan in to action section of this toolkit.

Reviewed 23 November 2022

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