FAC is looking for members to bring new perspectives and experience to the group. “More members means more capacity, greater involvement in committees and policy work at The Royal than ever before, ultimately resulting in better care and recovery for loved ones” says Pari Johnston, a council member since September 2019. More information about FAC is available at theroyal.ca.
It is often said that while all changes do not lead to improvement, all improvement requires change. Here at The Royal, we’re making sure change happens with the input of our stakeholders.
The voice of families at The Royal. Transforming lives through family partnership in care, policy, programs and research.
Founded in 2006, the purpose of the Family Advisory Council (FAC) is to provide a family perspective on policies and practices at The Royal and support a progressive client- and family-centred approach to mental health care and research.
“We want staff to know, if they’re designing a new program, a new service, and you’re looking for a family perspective we can help,” says Pari Johnston, who has been a FAC council member since September 2019.
FAC is working hard to raise awareness and share their mandate with staff, clients and families, and to the broader health community.
Plans for 2020 include a collaboration with Learning and Development on training videos to help staff navigate scenarios families might experience at The Royal. (One of these, for example, might convey practical advice about the best way to communicate important information to families in times of distress.)