No better time to listen: a Sharing Together blog

"At the heart of it, the OPOC (the Ontario Perception of Care Tool for Mental Health and Addictions) is intended to improve communication between service users and service providers – to act as a vessel by which Matt could provide practical feedback about his care in order to improve services. It was designed to engage people with lived experiences and integrate these experiences into decisions about organizational- and system-level change. Rigorous stakeholder engagement and pilot testing were key steps in the tool’s development and included consultation with the Evidence Exchange Network’s (EENet) Persons with Lived Experience and Family Member Advisory Panel.

Supporting the voices of persons with lived experience, family members, and caregivers is also one of the ten priority evidence themes identified by stakeholders in the mental health and addictions systems who participated in EENet’s Sharing Together initiative, which recently produced an evidence priority agenda for the province."

— Season Kam, Implementation Coordinator in the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).


Read Season's blog post, the first in a series about the Sharing Together initiative, on EENet Connect

And stay tuned for more blog posts in this series!