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The use of social environment in a psychosocial clubhouse to facilitate recovery-oriented practice


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]


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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.

DOI: doi:10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.002642


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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:recovery, mental health, psychosocial
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108253
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-15
Last Modified:2017-12-21
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