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)
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'.