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IAP publishes the report on its second family listening day

The IAP has published a report on its second family listening day held in September 2011.  The event was organised on behalf of the IAP by INQUEST following an open procurement exercise.  It focused on bereaved families whose relatives died whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.  The report, prepared by INQUEST, brings together key themes from the day including family suggestions for improvements to the system.  It was presented along with an IAP paper to the Ministerial Board on 7 February 2012.  The Minister of State for Care Services recognised the importance of positive engagement with families by health providers, especially when things go wrong. He agreed that Department of Health would follow up our recommendations, initially by including these insights in the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. The IAP is incredibly grateful to all those family members who felt able to participate.

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