Who is the NiRA designed for?
This assessment tool has been developed for use in tertiary and community mental health settings with people who are recovering from a first episode of mental illness.
It has been designed for mental health clinicians from all professional backgrounds to use in collaboration with mental health service users. It is not intended to be completed by service users on their own.
Similarities will exist between the needs of people in this population, and people who are at risk of developing a mental illness, people who have experienced a chronic mental illness, and people who are recovering from physical illnesses. However, this tool may not accurately or appropriately capture these, and it is not recommended for use beyond the population for which it was developed.