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If you come across unfamiliar language related to mental health or services, or find yourself faced with more letters than a scrabble board, we hope you will find your answer here...
If you do not - please contact us and we will do our best to figure it out and then include it here to help others
Remember - you cannot assume that everyone else in that meeting or everyone else reading that document understood the abbreviation, acronym, jargon or reference; some were probably just as confused as you and were embarrassed to admit it. They may have been service users, carers, or even professionals - it can happen to anyone. There is no shame in politely challenging such language as you encounter it - in fact, you will be doing everyone a massive favour because Plain English needs to return to all communication in mental health care and general services.
Please do ask, and then share what you learn with us.