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Co-production in mental health care

Clark, Michael ORCID: 0000-0003-4964-5005 (2015) Co-production in mental health care. Mental Health Review Journal, 20 (4). ISSN 1361-9322

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Co-production is becoming a more widely used term in mental health care in England, but it is not always clear what this means nor what the evidence-base is behind particular uses of the concept. This article sets some of this discussion in to a historical context and examines some of the relevant evidence base to begin to highlight the challenges with operationalising more co-production. This is by way of setting the scene for the the other articles in this special edition of the journal. The article then provides an overview of the other articles on co-production in this edition. Design/methodology/approach The article is a short review and discussion of some key issues and evidence relevant to co-production in mental health. Findings Some key historical insights from other moves to transform mental health care are discussed, recognising that these developments can take a long time to reach maturity in services and practice across the whole country. The discussion of some pertinent research and of the other articles in this special edition helps to highlight what foundations we have in place for greater co-production in mental health care, and what remains as some of the challenges and gaps in our knowledge. Originality/value The paper provides a historical overview of some key issues, evidence and lessons pertaining to moves to develop more co-production in mental health.

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Additional Information: © 2015 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 11:15
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2024 05:06

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