Journal article

Co-producing to understand what matters to young people living in youth residential rehabilitation services

Priscilla Ennals, Kate Lessing, Rebecca Spies, Rebecca Egan, Philippa Hemus, Kathryn Droppert, Michael Tidhar, Tom Wood, Carolien van Dijk, Rachael Bride, Alison Asche, Sarah Bendall, Magenta Simmons

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

AIM: Residential group care is an important service for vulnerable young people experiencing mental health, substance abuse and/or behavioural challenges. Yet little is written about specific models and their outcomes, especially from the perspectives of the young people who use these services. This project aimed to explore what matters to young people living in a 12-month voluntary residential program for young people aged 16-25. METHODS: This participatory action research study was co-produced with Youth Residential Rehabilitation Service residents and staff as co-researchers. A steering group comprising residents, staff and researchers oversaw all research stages. 18 young people and 17 s..

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