Participatory action research: Moving beyond the mental health ‘service user’ identity

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/295423
Title:
Participatory action research: Moving beyond the mental health ‘service user’ identity
Authors:
Hutchinson, Andre; Lovell, Andy
Abstract:
Contemporary models of involvement within statutory services pay little regard to the identity of individuals beyond the ‘service user’ label and in doing so unwittingly perpetuate and sustain the negative impact of mental illness. The aim of this paper is to discuss the process of a 3-year participatory action research study facilitated by a mental health nurse. It highlights the perspective of those involved as co-researchers, all having experience of accessing statutory mental health services. It identifies both the process and the impact of this type of involvement on them illustrating their move beyond an illness identity. The study involved them undertaking a series of interviews with other service users in relation to their life stories. They subsequently mapped and analysed the transcripts. In order that the people were enabled to undertake these roles the study included a process of interviewing and appointing service user researchers followed by a programme of training workshops, supervision and discussion group/ peer support. The accounts provided reflect the six researchers’ attempts to make sense of their experience and reveal the path of transformation through collaboration.
Affiliation:
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board ; University of Chester
Citation:
[online early publication]
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Publication Date:
21-Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/295423
DOI:
10.1111/jpm.12001
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2850
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1351-0126
EISSN:
1365-2850
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorHutchinson, Andreen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLovell, Andyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-08T09:24:59Zen
dc.date.available2013-07-08T09:24:59Zen
dc.date.issued2012-11-21en
dc.identifier.citation[online early publication]en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1351-0126en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jpm.12001en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/295423en
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en_GB
dc.description.abstractContemporary models of involvement within statutory services pay little regard to the identity of individuals beyond the ‘service user’ label and in doing so unwittingly perpetuate and sustain the negative impact of mental illness. The aim of this paper is to discuss the process of a 3-year participatory action research study facilitated by a mental health nurse. It highlights the perspective of those involved as co-researchers, all having experience of accessing statutory mental health services. It identifies both the process and the impact of this type of involvement on them illustrating their move beyond an illness identity. The study involved them undertaking a series of interviews with other service users in relation to their life stories. They subsequently mapped and analysed the transcripts. In order that the people were enabled to undertake these roles the study included a process of interviewing and appointing service user researchers followed by a programme of training workshops, supervision and discussion group/ peer support. The accounts provided reflect the six researchers’ attempts to make sense of their experience and reveal the path of transformation through collaboration.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2850en_GB
dc.subjectparticipatory action researchen_GB
dc.subjectservice usersen_GB
dc.titleParticipatory action research: Moving beyond the mental health ‘service user’ identityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2850en
dc.contributor.departmentBetsi Cadwaladr University Health Board ; University of Chesteren_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursingen_GB
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