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Coproduction in evaluating a dual diagnosis tool with youth in a residential mental health service

Coproduction in evaluating a dual diagnosis tool with youth in a residential mental health service The purpose of this study was to utilise a lived experience (LE) informed/co-designed approach to explore the service-user experience of using the reasons for use package (RFUP) within a youth residential rehabilitation mental health setting.Design/methodology/approachLE researchers (those who have lived through mental illness or distress), Master of social work students, a community of mental health service manager, community of mental health researchers, dual diagnosis service researchers and university-based researchers collaborated on the project. The study used an exploratory, qualitative approach of semi-structured interviews to invite young people's experiences of the resource. The research team conducted a collaborative thematic analysis drawing on the range of perspectives.FindingsThrough five interviews with young people, key themes identified included: client factors and extra-therapeutic events, relationship factors, technique/model factors/delivery and outcomes/things noticed.Practical implicationsThe RFUP was a useful clinical tool with the young people in this pilot as it improved awareness of reasons for drug use and impact on mental health, service user to staff relationship, quality of the resource, mode of delivery and participant self-knowledge.Originality/valueYoung people valued the supportive role that the RFUP played in facilitating positive relationships with their workers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Emerald Publishing

Coproduction in evaluating a dual diagnosis tool with youth in a residential mental health service

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1757-0972
eISSN
1757-0972
DOI
10.1108/add-06-2022-0017
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to utilise a lived experience (LE) informed/co-designed approach to explore the service-user experience of using the reasons for use package (RFUP) within a youth residential rehabilitation mental health setting.Design/methodology/approachLE researchers (those who have lived through mental illness or distress), Master of social work students, a community of mental health service manager, community of mental health researchers, dual diagnosis service researchers and university-based researchers collaborated on the project. The study used an exploratory, qualitative approach of semi-structured interviews to invite young people's experiences of the resource. The research team conducted a collaborative thematic analysis drawing on the range of perspectives.FindingsThrough five interviews with young people, key themes identified included: client factors and extra-therapeutic events, relationship factors, technique/model factors/delivery and outcomes/things noticed.Practical implicationsThe RFUP was a useful clinical tool with the young people in this pilot as it improved awareness of reasons for drug use and impact on mental health, service user to staff relationship, quality of the resource, mode of delivery and participant self-knowledge.Originality/valueYoung people valued the supportive role that the RFUP played in facilitating positive relationships with their workers.

Journal

Advances in Dual DiagnosisEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 25, 2023

Keywords: Dual diagnosis; Mental disorder; Substance use disorders; Staff development; Youth; Residential rehabilitation

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