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Journal

Open Mind

Publisher:
MIND
Journal

Breakthrough

A quarterly publication.

Journal article

From 'gibbering idiot' to 'iceman', Kenny's story: a critical analysis of an occupational narrative

Author:
FINLAY Linda
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(11), November 2004, pp.474-480.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Narratives can offer rich, valuable and powerful insights. However, they do not stand on their own: they need to be interpreted and contextualised. This paper offers a critical analysis of the occupational narrative of one man's journey towards finding a new occupational identity after experiencing mental health problems. It reveals something of Kenny's lived experience and his occupational needs, drivers and trajectory. The value of occupation (rather than simply employment) is demonstrated. The narrative is then briefly analysed: first by taking a phenomenological approach focusing on the lived experience and secondly by taking a social constructionist approach which highlights how the story is both performed and co-constructed. This two-pronged analysis demonstrates how narratives are produced and constructed in particular social contexts. How we understand a narrative depends on how we frame it and the theoretical perspectives we bring to bear. It is important to be reflexive - critically self-aware - as we engage in narrative inquiry.

Journal article

What's in a word

Author:
BOWERS Len
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Care, 1(12), August 1998, p.418.
Publisher:
Pavilion

The author, professor of psychiatric nursing at City University London, attempts to produce a definition of 'mental illness'.

Book

How to recognize the early signs of mental distress

Author:
CREPAZ-KEAY David
Publisher:
MIND
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
11p.,list of orgs.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Leaflet in the MIND mental health promotion series. Aims to help people identify the early signs of mental distress and offer some practical advice to help minimize the problems that it can lead to.

Book

What is mental health?

Author:
PHELAN Michael
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
7p.
Place of publication:
London

Factfile setting out the types and causes of mental health problems, who is most at risk, and the consequences.

Journal article

Mistakes I have made: and things they taught me while working as a peer

Author:
RODGERS Tessa
Journal article citation:
Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 20(4), 2016, pp.212-216.
Publisher:
Emerald

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and progression of offering peer support using personal reflections on mistakes. The paper draws on the core principles of peer support which have the potential to be better understood through self-reflection and honest appraisal. Design/methodology/approach: A reflective and personal approach is used throughout to examine and analyse particular mistakes relating to developing peer support relationships. Findings: Reflections are offered about how working approaches can be developed as a positive consequence of difficult personal interactions. Originality/value: These reflections contribute to the small number of papers written by peer workers within the UK. Its focus on mistakes and challenges as a means of learning more about peer support is highly unique. (Publisher abstract)

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Mental health in Northern Ireland: fundamental facts 2016

Author:
MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
29
Place of publication:
London

An overview of key facts and statistics of mental health in Northern Ireland. Brief facts and statistics cover: costs and expenditure of mental health care; mental health problems across the life course; mental health of minority groups, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and Black and minority ethnic groups; suicide and self-harm; and the social determinants of mental health, including poverty an employment. The document also identifies key areas of data on mental health that are missing, specifically relating to Wales. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Key facts and trends in mental health: 2014 update

Author:
NHS CONFEDERATION. Mental Health Network
Publisher:
NHS Confederation. Mental Health Network
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
8
Place of publication:
London

In 2011, the Mental Health Network (MHN) published a factsheet on key statistics and trends in mental health. This updated factsheet reflects new figures, statistics and resources, and givees an overview of the major trends and challenges facing mental health services. This factsheet sets out available data relating to: investment in services; trends in morbidity; suicide and homicide rates; service activity; use of mental health legislation; the mental health of children and young people; service user experience; inequalities experienced by people with mental health problems; and workforce and staff satisfaction.. (Edited publisher abstract)

Journal article

Public mental health: the local tangibles

Author:
CAMPION Jonathan
Journal article citation:
Psychiatrist (The), 37(7), 2013, pp.238-243.
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists

This article summarises information on four areas of public mental health relevant to both psychiatrists and Joint Strategic Needs Assessments in England. Figures are provided on: levels of mental disorder and well-being, including in higher-risk groups; levels of risk and protective factors; impact of mental disorder and poor well-being; and proportion of the population receiving public mental health interventions, including those with mental disorder. (Publisher abstract)

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