WPA President M. Maj established the Task Force on Best Practice in Working with Service Users and Carers in 2008, chaired by H. Herrman. The Task Force had the remit to create recommendations for the international mental health community on how to develop successful partnership working. The work began with a review of literature on service user and carer… (More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND A cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a national Kenyan mental health primary care training programme demonstrated a significant impact on the health, disability and quality of life of clients, despite a severe shortage of medicines in the clinics (Jenkins et al. Submitted 2012). As focus group methodology has been found to… (More)
OBJECTIVES To review the conceptual bases of Person-centred Integrative Diagnosis (PID) as a component and contributor to person-centred psychiatry and medicine and to outline its design and development. METHOD An analysis was conducted of the historical roots of person-centred psychiatry and medicine, tracing them back to ancient Eastern and Western… (More)
BACKGROUND A cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a national Kenyan mental health primary care training programme demonstrated a significant impact for health workers on the health, disability and quality of life of their clients, despite a severe shortage of medicines in the clinics. In order to better understand the potential reasons for the… (More)
To approach emancipatory research in the survivors' movement, it is helpful first to have an understanding of the relation of the movement to disability and the disabled people's movement, as well as an understanding of the survivors' movement itself and of the issues facing survivors. We begin with the relation between survivors and disability and the… (More)
It may seem logical that if people can break down or become ill, then they can also overcome their problems and recover. Yet providers of mental health services often fail to emphasise such positive possibilities for people with mental health problems-particularly those with the most severe diagnoses. Psychiatric services often emphasize maintenance rather… (More)
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Research into user involvement groups in mental health was conducted to make them more effective. Responses revealed frustration about a lack of real input, use of volunteers, lack of payment and burn-out of activists. The responses also revealed a widespread feeling of 'influence without power'.