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The role of users of psychiatric services in service development - influence not power

Author:
CAMPBELL Peter
Journal article citation:
Psychiatric Bulletin, 25(3), March 2001, pp.87-88.
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists

In this past 15 years activity by service users, as individuals, members of voluntary groups and in their own organisations, has been very diverse. While involvement with, and by service providers in consultations over the planning, managing and monitoring of services - the government-approved features of involvement - has been at the centre of action, service users have been involved in work where contact with mental health workers is limited or not directly to do with mental health services at all. This article discusses service user contributions to developing mental health services

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Adopting innovations: lessons learned from a peer-based hospital diversion programme

Authors:
BURNS-LYNCH Bill, SALZER Mark S.
Journal article citation:
Community Mental Health Journal, 37(6), December 2001, pp.511-521.
Publisher:
Springer

Moves to bridge the gap between research and practice have heightened interest in how service innovations are adopted. This paper reports on a peer-based hospital diversion programme in the USA that provided short-term respite care, clinical monitoring, connection or re-connection to other mental health services, and peer support. The programme was successful in providing services to the target population and was viewed as highly desirable by service recipients and clinical agencies. However, full adoption of this innovation was not realised and it closed barely a year after opening. Lessons learned from both the "life" and "death" of this programme offered.

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Doing research ourselves: a report of the strategies for living research support project

Author:
NICHOLLS Vicky
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
London

This report is an account of the development and implementation of some innovative projects in user led research. It touches on the ideas of many people with an interest in alternative approaches to mental health. In particular it draws together the work of a number of people with experiences of using or surviving mental health services or of mental or emotional distress.

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Doing research ourselves: a report of the strategies for living research support project

Author:
NICHOLLS Vicky
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
28p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
London

This report is an account of the development and implementation of some innovative projects in user led research. It touches on the ideas of many people with an interest in alternative approaches to mental health. In particular it draws together the work of a number of people with experiences of using or surviving mental health services or of mental or emotional distress.

Journal article

Risk: finding the way through opposing demands

Author:
KHOO Richard
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 8(1), September 2001, pp.18-21.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

Involving the mental health service user in the assessment of risk is now advocated as good practice. Discusses how the practitioner can steer a course between maximising the autonomy of the patient and safeguarding the public. Discusses the concept of risk and its implications for service users and practitioners.

Journal article

In our own hands

Authors:
DAVIS Ann, BRAITHWAITE Tina
Journal article citation:
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care, 4(12), August 2001, pp.413-414.
Publisher:
Pavilion

Looks at the work of SUREsearch: Service Users in Research and Education, a research network for service users/survivors which aims to be a powerful forum for change.

Book

Turned upside down: developing community-based crisis services for 16-25-year-olds experiencing a mental health crisis

Authors:
SMITH Karen, LEON Lucy
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
80p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Report of research aimed at developing models of community-based crisis service for young people aged 16-24 years. Surveys the views of young people with experience of mental health crisis on their experiences and the kind of services they would like. Outlines possible models for crisis services, with examples of existing projects, and draws up recommendations for future practice, with particular regard to user involvement.

Journal article

Recruits you sir

Authors:
NEWNES Craig, et al
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 108, March 2001, p.12.
Publisher:
MIND

Reports on involving service users in clinical psychology recruitment panels.

Journal article

Power of veto

Author:
WOLF Rogan
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 108, March 2001, p.13.
Publisher:
MIND

Proposes a new model for involving users in recruitment of mental health workers.

Journal article

Strategies for living

Authors:
FAULKNER Alison, NICHOLLS Vicky
Journal article citation:
Managing Community Care, 9(1), February 2001, pp.32-36.
Publisher:
Pavilion

This article provides a discussion of the value of user-led research in mental health, with particular reference to the 'Strategies for Living' project at the Mental Health Foundation.

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