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Using ‘people first’ language

When talking to patients' about mental health issues, the language that you use can really impact how the person thinks and feels about themselves.

It is important to talk to and about your patients' (if you have consent to liaise with other professionals/family members) as individual people first and not as being defined by their condition, illness or issue. 


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