Will Koehler summarises a ‘netnographic’ study which provides a clarion call to those working within trauma-treatment systems to examine their practices with young people from a multi-system perspective.[read the full story...]
Social media and self-harm in young people: help or hindrance?
Jess Williams summarises a qualitative study that questions whether removing graphic self-harm content from social media helps or hinders young people.[read the full story...]
What does patient and public involvement feel like?
Alison Turner explores a recent study of patient and public involvement in clinical commissioning, which found that PPI representatives are often uncertain about their role and how their contribution is used.[read the full story...]
Should mental health service user-led organisations adapt to management culture to bring about meaningful change?
Lucy Simons considers the findings of an ethnographic study led by Diana Rose that observed in-depth how service user-led organisations work to change mental health services.[read the full story...]
Arts group for young people with learning disabilities provides benefits for those involved and wider community
In times of economic hardship, it would be easy to discount the contribution to emotional well being that taking part in arts activities can afford us. However, the arts offer opportunities for self expression and people with learning disabilities have the right to take part in creative and expressive activities, achieving new goals and potentially [read the full story…]
Lack of effective services for young people with challenging behaviour at transition tends to increase protectiveness of parents
There is very little available in the literature that focuses on the perspectives of families caring for someone with severe or profound learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. This ethnographic study aimed to improve understanding of the experiences and perspectives of families, in particular mothers, of young people with these complex needs. The researcher carried out [read the full story…]