Journal article

Australian Mental Health Consumers' Contributions to the Evaluation and Improvement of Recovery-oriented Service Provision

Sarah L Marshall, Lindsay G Oades, Trevor P Crowe

ISRAEL JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND RELATED SCIENCES | MEDIAFARM GROUP | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: One key component of recovery-oriented mental health services, typically overlooked, involves genuine collaboration between researchers and consumers to evaluate and improve services delivered within a recovery framework. METHOD: Eighteen mental health consumers working with staff who had received training in the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM) took part in in-depth focus group meetings, of approximately 2.5 hours each, to generate feedback to guide improvement of the CRM and its use in mental health services. RESULTS: Consumers identified clear avenues for improvement for the CRM both specific to the model and broadly applicable to recovery-oriented service provision. Finding..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This article was part of the Australian Integrated Mental Health Initiative-High Support Stream Project, which was supported by Strategic Partnership Grant 219327 from the National Health and Medical Research Council, The Schizophrenia Fellowship of New South Wales and Queensland provided financial support for payment of consumer researchers involved in this study. The protocol of this study has been approved by the Ethics Committees at the relevant universities and conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki. All authors contributed to all stages of this study including a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data, b) drafting or critical revision and c) final approval.