My Shared Pathway


The aim of My Shared Pathway is to help reduce the time a person is in a secure service. It is a way of planning and managing a person’s time in hospital and for that person to be able to work alongside the clinical and therapy teams to identify outcomes that will help reduce their time in secure care.

My Shared Pathway is:

  • A new way of working together; it’s not just ‘what we’ve always done.’
  • A way of sharing responsibility; it’s also about sharing choices.
  • A way of working that uses everyday language.
  • Made to help people to get to their goals.
  • A way of helping people to live the life they want; it’s about now, and the future.
  • Made to make recovery as important as security.
  • There to make sure people stay “not a day more” than they need.
  • There to be sure that we think about people as all different.
  • There to make sure that people keep thinking about the outside world.

In the video below Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke’s Steve Miller talks to Ian Callaghan, National Service User Recovery Lead, and a leading advocate of My Shared Pathway. The video looks at the how and why My Shared Pathway was developed.

My Shared Pathway Resources

There are a range of My Shared Pathway resource books available. At Cygnet we use these together with other information and resources to decide, with you,  what you need to do to leave hospital.

Cygnet worked with The Recovery and Outcomes Steering Group to produce a number of My Shared Pathway main messages documents for  staff and service users working in secure and locked services, these can be viewed below.

My Shared Pathway Main Messages – Full Version
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My Shared Pathway Main Messages – Short Version
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My Shared Pathway Main Messages – Poster Version
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Working with service users we have also developed our own leaflets that explain the principles of My Shared Pathway and the assessment process.

Download Assessement Leaflet
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Download Safety Planning Leaflet
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