Authors: Janice (Jaz) Chisholm, Melissa Petrakis
Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Views of Peer Workers on the Implementation of Recovery-Oriented Practice in Public Mental Health Service
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Australian commonwealth and state mental health policy mandated the implementation of recovery-oriented practice (ROP). The implementation at Eastern Health was of interest because they were employing the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM). Perspectives of peer workers on the CRM and ROP was of interest. The research design was couched within a narrative approach and was exploratory and social constructivist in nature. A focus group including eight peer workers provided responses to semi-structured questions. Qualitative data was analysed for themes and content. Results demonstrated that the views of peer workers are potentially valuable in the implementation of ROP. Peer workers add lived experience and can conceivably contribute to clinician uptake and practice of ROP. Some barriers to implementation were identified. The present study contributes to the growing evidence supporting the inclusion of peer workers in services and is advantageous because their views provide vital indications of how services can successfully implement ROP.
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Chisholm, J, Petrakis, M, "Views of Peer Workers on the Implementation of Recovery-Oriented Practice in Public Mental Health Service" (2018), Hear the Whisper, Not the Roar Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Adelaide Conference Proceedings 2018, TheMHS Conference, Adelaide, Australia