- Support me to think through and weigh up the pros and cons of each option
- Consider whether there is information to help me to understand the pros and cons e.g. is there an evidence base?
- Be open to discussing all the pros and cons – I need to explore them all to understand what will and won’t work for me and why. If you don’t know the answer, tell me and we can explore it together
- Explore what we disagree and agree about and why
Talk with me about the pros and cons of the options available
- Talk with me about the decision and how much say I have
- Ensure I understand the options that are available to me
- Talk with me about the pros and cons of the options available
- Discuss my views, values and preferences
- Explain your views
- Discuss if I feel able to do this
- Discuss what are we going to do and how we are going to do it
Try to suspend what you think is the best idea, don’t make assumptions about us. There might be an option with tonnes of pros and only one con, but if that one con is enough for a YP to not want to have that treatment, then it’s important to listen to that.
Sometimes it can be helpful to think “If my time in CAMHS was useful to me, how would I know? What would I notice? What would my family/friends notice?” and work back from that to help identify what my priorities are.
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