Journal article

'People Just Need to Try It to Be Converted!': A Picture of Consumer Mental Health Research in Australia and New Zealand

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

Issues in Mental Health Nursing | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2020


A range of barriers that impede collaborations between consumer researchers and other researchers have been identified, despite clear acknowledgement of the benefits of this approach in the literature. Recent research has questioned whether the costs of collaborative research outweigh the benefits. The overarching aim of the current study is to better understand non-consumer researchers' attitudes to, and issues concerning, engagement with consumer researchers. Non-consumer researchers from mental health disciplines were invited to participate in the cross-sectional Consumers as Researchers in Mental Health survey, and to respond to open-ended questions about their experiences of collaborati..

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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.