CAMHS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Care Co-ordinator: A social or healthcare worker that reviews patients’ needs and oversees their treatment plan under Care Programme Approach (CPA) [Cf. ‘Keyworker’ who helps co-produce a care plan under DIALOG+]
Carer: A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
CMHA: Cognition and Mental Health in Ageing
CMHT: Community Mental Health Team
COG: Clinical Oversight Group (supports operational delivery of the clinical aspects of the project)
Community: Services relating to those living at home or in community settings while under treatment.
Confidentiality: protecting personal information.
Consent: A person must give permission before they receive any treatment, test, or examination. “Informed consent” clarifies that this permission must be given on the basis of an explanation by a clinician, if necessary.
Contingency plan: A service(s)-focussed plan, preparing what should be done and by whom in the case of a crisis, or when an individual’s crisis plan has failed to prevent deterioration of their condition and elevation of risk.
Coproduction: An approach in which people (citizens) and organisations (professionals) share power to plan and deliver support together, recognising that both partners have vital contributions to make in order to improve quality of life for people and communities. (New Economics Foundation)
CPA (Care Programme Approach): Involves assessing, planning, reviewing, and coordinating the range of treatment, care, and support for people with complex care needs.
Crisis plan: A service-user focussed plan, identifying details of self-management and support to be used in case of crisis. Aims to reduce likelihood of relapse, deterioration of condition, and increase in associated risks.
CTR: Care and Treatment Review
Culture: Includes the shared attitudes, behaviours, beliefs, language, and values of a group or organisation.