Recovery colleges in mental health-care services: an Australian feasibility and acceptability study

Published on Aug 28, 2021in Mental Health and Social Inclusion
路 DOI :10.1108/MHSI-06-2021-0035
Liza Hopkins2
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Andrew Foster1
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+ 2 AuthorsDi Wiseman
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: Recovery colleges are formal learning programs that aim to support people with a lived experience of mental illness. In this study, we aimed to explore the experiences of participants in a pilot recovery college that opened in Adelaide, South Australia, in 2016. A qualitative exploratory study was conducted involving interviews with learners (n = 8) and focus groups with lived experience facilitators (course facilitators with a lived experience of mental illness, n = 5), Clinician facilitators...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand why young people and adults enrolled in co-produced, co-received Discovery College (a youth-focused Recovery College) courses, what their experience of participating was, and whether attitudes towards education changed as a result of course participation. Design/methodology/approach The study used a pre- and post-participation survey to assess both the qualitative experience of participants in Discovery College courses, along with a quantitative...
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AbstractBackground: Recovery Colleges offer educational courses about recovery and mental health which are co-produced by mental health professionals and experts by lived experience. Previous evaluations have found positive effects of Recovery Colleges on a range of outcomes including wellbeing, recovery and quality of life.Aims: To evaluate service use outcomes for Sussex Recovery College students who use mental health services.Method: The study used a controlled-before-and-after design. It use...
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Purpose Recovery Colleges are education-based mental health resources, utilising practitioner and lived experience expertise, promoting skills to enhance student independence. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact of engagement with a Recovery College in Northern England on student wellbeing. Design/methodology/approach Feedback questionnaires were analysed from 89 students attending the Recovery College. Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMBS) and 鈥淓mpower Flower鈥 ...
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of attending a Recovery College (RC) on NHS staff attitudes towards mental health and recovery, clinical and peer interactions, and personal wellbeing. Design/methodology/approach Qualitative and quantitative data were collected via online surveys from 94 participants. Thematic analysis and descriptive statistics were used. Findings Themes were identified for change in attitudes towards mental health and recovery: new meanings of recover...
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore what affects attendance at Recovery College, what students who have missed classes perceive to be the barriers to attendance and suggestions for improvement. Design/methodology/approach Survey of 16 students who have missed Recovery College classes. Findings The most common reasons for non-attendance were personal factors associated with physical illness; competing commitments or life events; and worries about other students and anxiety. Recovery C...
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