Journal article

Development of the REFOCUS intervention to increase mental health team support for personal recovery

M Slade, V Bird, C Le Boutillier, M Farkas, B Grey, J Larsen, M Leamy, L Oades, J Williams

British Journal of Psychiatry | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2015

Abstract

Background There is an emerging evidence base about best practice in supporting recovery. This is usually framed in relation to general principles, and specific pro-recovery interventions are lacking. Aims To develop a theoretically based and empirically defensible new pro-recovery manualised intervention – called the REFOCUS intervention. Method Seven systematic and two narrative reviews were undertaken. Identified evidence gaps were addressed in three qualitative studies. The findings were synthesised to produce the REFOCUS intervention, manual and model. Results The REFOCUS intervention comprises two components: recovery-promoting relationships and working practices. Approaches to support..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Programme


Funding Acknowledgements

V.B, C L B, M.L and J W. are funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Program Grant for Applied Research M S. is supported by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London V.B. does consultancy for the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. This article presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Programme (Grant Reference Number RP-PG-0707-10040), and in relation to the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London. The funders did not have a role in the study design, collection, analysis and interpretation of dam, in the writing of the report, and in the decision to submit the article for publication. The project will be published in full in the NIHR PGfAR journal. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors, and the views and opinions expressed by interviewees are those of the interviewees, and do not necessarily reflect those of the NHS, the NIHR, MRC, CCF, NETSCC, the PGfAR programme or the Department of Health. Further information available at researchintorecovery com/refocus