Putting it into Practice

Title: Getting back into the world. Reflections on lived experiences of recovery.
Author: Ajayi, S., Bowyer, T., Hicks, A., Larsen, J., Mailey, P., Sayers, R., Smith, R. and two anonymous authors.
Date Published: 2009
Reference: London: Rethink.
Are service users or carers authors: Yes


This report describes how seven people with personal experience of mental illness and psychiatric treatment were involved as researchers on a project that explored how people find ways to better live with persistent or recurring mental health problems. The user researchers carried out face-to-face qualitative interviews with their peers and as far as possible the characteristics of the interviewer were matched with the participants. The report describes how the user researchers were recruited, trained and involved at all the different stages of the project.

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Categories: service users and carers
mental health survivors
description of involvement in a research project
designing of research
undertaking research
analysing and interpreting data
writing up and disseminating
training and supporting service users

Date Entered: 2010/07/28

Date Edited: 2012/12/10

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