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Developing a recovery college: a preliminary exercise in establishing regional readiness and community needs

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dc.contributor.author Kelly, Joy
dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Stephen
dc.contributor.author McMahon, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-28T09:37:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-28T09:37:29Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6299
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Recovery orientated intervention has experienced a paradigm shift towards stakeholder training and education within recovery colleges. Such colleges are typicallyunderpinned by a culture of emancipatory education that aims to facilitate recovery through educational choice.Aims: The study aims to establish regional readiness for a recovery college. Specifically, we aim to uncover key stakeholder attitudes towards recovery, outline a contextual conceptualization of recovery and show how inductive, community-based research can incorporate stakeholderviews with core fidelity markers of a recovery college.Method: A mixed methods approach, specifically a cross-sectional survey, was adopted tointersect quantitative scales of stakeholder attitudes and qualitative assessment of recovery concepts and community needs.Results: Stakeholders recovery attitudes were positive overall with some variation between participant groups. Concepts of recovery were developing independent abilities, establishing connectedness to support and as a journey. The needs cited by the stakeholders were largely correlated with the core fidelity markers of a recovery college.Conclusion: A community psychology approach offers a means to ascertain regional readinessfor a recovery college, and uncover key development foci based on community needs. Werecommend that service areas adopt a similar approach when considering recovery-orientatedservice developments. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Mental Health;26 (2), pp. 150-155
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2016.1207227
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Journal of Mental Health 2016 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2016.1207227 en_US
dc.subject community psychology en_US
dc.subject mental-health en_US
dc.subject recovery college en_US
dc.title Developing a recovery college: a preliminary exercise in establishing regional readiness and community needs en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-11-28T09:29:21Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09638237.2016.1207227
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2710935
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of Mental Health
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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