The ‘S’ word: safeguarding and service user experiences in England


Chenel Walker summarises a recent user-led exploratory study about mental health service user experiences of targeted violence and abuse in the context of adult safeguarding in England.

[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...]

The impact of PPI on service users, researchers and communities


Sarah Knowles and Ailsa Donnelly consider the findings on a systematic review which seeks to map the impact of patient and public involvement (PPI) on health and social care research.

[read the full story...]

User-led research asks if the 2008 Care Programme Approach supports mental health service user understandings of recovery

Men communicating using a can on a string

The Care Programme Approach (CPA) has been in operation in England since 1991. The revised 2008 CPA (PDF) is for people with mental health problems who are at risk or have complex support needs. It requires agencies involved to work together to provide services through an individual care plan. ‘Recovery’ is being promoted as a [read the full story…]