Why Express Yourself?

No one else knows you better than you do; no one is in a better position to be able to speak up for your needs, wants, views, feelings, opinions, and ideas than YOU.

• Your voice is very important

• You have a right to be heard

• And adults don’t always know best

If you use this toolkit you can expect that it will:

• Increase your confidence

• Help you to understand where you are at

• Help you to understand your choices better

• Make sure adults know more about:
- what you think - what you feel
- what you want to happen

It will also:

• Help you to be more involved in influencing decisions made about you and your care and treatment.

• Help you feel good as you are more able to say what you really want to.

• Make you feel more empowered in your life.

If you would like more information about this Toolkit or have a comment to make about it please contact:
The Mental Health Commission,
St. Martin’s House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4.

Telephone: 01 6362400

E-mail: info@mhcirl.ie