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A short article in the Belfast Telegraph dated 21/6/1990.
Mental patients' views must 'be heard'

More opportunities must be created for people with mental health problems to make their views on the care they get known, a conference in Jordanstown heard today.

Mr Alan Ferguson, director of the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health told more than 80 people attending the University of Ulster seminar that users of services must be involved to a greater exent than before.
"We are developing a patients' council and advocacy scheme with the Northern Health and Social Services Board which will promote oportunities for people who are suffering to express their feeling about hospital and community services," he said.
"We are also hoping to start a pilot programme with the Southern Health and Social Services Board which will investigate ways of involving mentally ill people and their relatives in planning with professionals and voluntary agencies."


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