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What will I be asked?

The assessment will focus on the problems you are currently experiencing, how it is making you feel and affecting your daily life. It will include questions about:

• when the problem started and what makes it worse and better

• how it is impacting on your life

• whether you have had this problem before, and if you had any kind of treatment or support in the past

• if you are currently receiving any other kind of treatment for the problem, such as medication

• physical health problems, or disabilities which may make it more difficult for you to get the help you need

• use of recreational drugs or alcohol

• thoughts about hurting yourself or other people

An important part of the assessment is to understand your goals for treatment. This means what you would like to get from treatment and what you would like to be able to do that you are finding difficult at the moment.

Sometimes people can find answering lots of questions about themselves and their problems quite difficult, however it is important that we have a good understanding of the problems you are experiencing to ensure that you receive the best support.

If at any time during your assessment you feel uncomfortable or don’t want to answer a particular question just let your assessor know.

Questionnaires for Assessment

MDS questionnaire

Download: MDS questionnaire

Treatment and Confidentiality Agreement

Download: Treatment and Confidentiality Agreement

Steps to Wellbeing and Patient Information

Download: Steps to Wellbeing and Patient Information

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Service User stories

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