User Influence in Forensic Psychiatric Care


People who are admitted to forensic psychiatric services seldom have any opportunity to have a say about their own treatment. Many also feel ashamed when talking about their experiences. Efforts are made to involve patients in their treatment in the forensic psychiatric clinics in Sweden, but there is a great capacity to increase the level of user influence. The Swedish Partnership for Mental Health has therefore started a three-year project focusing on forensic psychiatric care, financed by the Swedish State Inheritance Fund.

The target groups are patients who are being cared for or who have previously been cared for in the forensic psychiatric services. The patients’ next of kin, who can provide important
insights and knowledge, are also involved in the project.

 The aim is to:
Increase the patients’ possibilities to influence how the treatment is provided at the clinics
Increase the clinics’ possibilities to run their services
based on the patients’ needs and views.

Participate in the project
Do you have experience of the forensic psychiatric services as a patient, are you a next of kin or do you want to co-operate with the project? Contact the project manager Emelie Lundin:
Telephone no.: + 46 76 698 63 45

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