Evaluating socially inclusive practice: part one - a tool for mental health services

Berry, Clio, Hayward, Mark I and Porter, Andy (2008) Evaluating socially inclusive practice: part one - a tool for mental health services. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 3 (4). pp. 31-41. ISSN 1755-6228

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Abstract

This paper gives an overview of the development and pilot implementation of a tool to evaluate socially inclusive practice. There are strong links between social inclusion and better mental health outcomes for people who access services, yet a very limited amount of research exists concerning ways to evaluate socially inclusive practice within mental health services. The paper describes the creation of a tripartite tool to access the views of mental health teams who work with service users, and the service users themselves. As part of the movement towards recovery and social inclusion, the Department of Health requires that social and occupational needs become embedded in care plans alongside health needs (DoH, 1999), and so an analysis of care plan documentation completed the evaluation tool. A pilot evaluation was conducted with three mental health teams in Sussex and found issues with engagement and response rate. Lessons learned and future implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Clio Berry
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 16:54
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2012 14:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37025
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