Journal article

'It is always worth the extra effort': Organizational structures and barriers to collaboration with consumers in mental health research: Perspectives of non-consumer researcher allies

Brenda Happell, Sarah Gordon, Cath Roper, Brett Scholz, Pete Ellis, Shifra Waks, Terri Warner, Chris Platania-Phung

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Consumer collaboration in mental health research has demonstrated significant benefits and reflects both contemporary research practice and policy goals for the expected genuine involvement of consumers in all aspects of mental health service delivery. Notable barriers have been identified as impeding consumer researcher positions that must be better understood and ultimately addressed. The aim of this research was to better understand these barriers from the perspectives of non-consumer researchers who have worked collegially with consumer researchers. We developed a self-report survey, Consumers as Researchers in Mental Health (CaRiMH) and administered it to non-consumer mental health rese..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the funding provided by the University of Otago. Our sincere thanks to the participants who generously gave of their time to describe their experiences and opinions.