Raeburn, T and Schmied, V and Hungerford, C and Cleary, M, The use of social environment in a psychosocial clubhouse to facilitate recovery-oriented practice, British Journal of Psychiatry Open, 2, (2) pp. 173-178. ISSN 2056-4724 (2016) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2016 The Royal College of Psychiatrists. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Non-Commercial, No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) licence.
Background: Recovery-oriented language has been widely adopted in mental health policy; however, little is known about how recovery practices are implemented within individual services, such as psychosocial clubhouses.
Aims: To explore how recovery practices are implemented in a psychosocial clubhouse.
Method: Qualitative case study design informed by self-determination theory was utilised. This included 120 h of participant observation, interviews with 12 clubhouse members and 6 staff members. Field notes and interview transcripts were subject to theoretical thematic analysis.
Results: Two overarching themes were identified, each comprising three sub-themes. In this paper, the overarching theme of ‘social environment’ is discussed. It was characterised by the sub-themes, ‘community and consistency’, ‘participation and opportunity’ and ‘respect and autonomy’.
Conclusions: Social environment was used to facilitate recovery-oriented practice within the clubhouse. Whether recovery is experienced by clubhouse members in wider society, may well depend on supports and opportunities outside the clubhouse.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||recovery, mental health, psychosocial|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Mental Health|
|Objective Group:||Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental Health|
|Author:||Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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