Service user involvement in mental health research poses specific challenges
for both researchers and service users.
The book describes the relevant background and principles underlying the concept of service user involvement in mental health research, providing relevant practical advice on how to engage with service users and how to build and maintain research collaboration on a professional level. It highlights common practical problems in service user involvement, based on experience from various countries with different social policies and suggests ways to avoid pitfalls and common difficulties.
The book helps researchers decide which level of service user involvement will be adequate for their research activities and what will be feasible in view of the practicalities involved. It is also ideal for service users who are interested in becoming involved in research, providing relevant background information on the possibilities of involvement in professional research.
Table of Contents
About the Editors.
About the Authors.
Chapter 1 History, Context and Language(Jan Wallcraft and Mary Nettle).
Chapter 2 Principles and Motives (Alison Faulkner).
Chapter 3 Levels and Stages (Angela Sweeney and Louise Morgan).
Chapter 4 Values (Bill (KWM) Fulford and Jan Wallcraft).
Chapter 5 Roles (Jasna Russo and Peter Stastny).
Chapter 6 Capacity-building (Kim Hopper and Alisa Lincoln).
Chapter 7 Purposes and Goals (Larry Davidson, Priscilla Ridgway, Timothy Schmutte and Maria O’Connell).
Chapter 8 Topics (Paulo Del vecchio and Crystal R. Blyler).
Chapter 9 Methods (Jean Campbell).
Chapter 10 Service Users as Paid Researchers (Jonathan Delman and Alisa Lincoln).
Chapter 11 Consultation (Virginia Minogue).
Chapter 12 Collaboration (Diana Rose).
Chapter 13 Control (Peter Beresford).
Chapter 14 Power (Paddy McGowan, Li´am Mac Gabhann, Chris Stevenson and Jim Walsh).
Chapter 15 Money (Sarah Hamilton).
Chapter 16 Politics(Daniel B. Fisher).
Chapter 17 Good Practice Guidance (Beate Schrank and Jan Wallcraft).