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“I came, I saw, I conquered”: reflections on participating in a PhotoVoice project

“I came, I saw, I conquered”: reflections on participating in a PhotoVoice project The purpose of this paper is to provide first-hand reflective narratives from participants of their involvement in the overall process, with particular reference to the benefits and challenges of engagement.Design/methodology/approachFive participants agreed to write a reflective piece of approximately 500 words on their involvement in the PhotoVoice project.FindingsThe reflective narratives in this paper demonstrate the personal and professional benefits of sustained and meaningful engagement, while challenges such as power imbalances, identity management, time and cost commitments are discussed.Practical implicationsPhotoVoice is a methodology that has the potential to democratise knowledge production and dissemination.Originality/valueThere are scant examples in the PhotoVoice literature of the inclusion of participants involvement in dissemination activities. The reflective narratives in this paper demonstrate the personal and professional benefits of sustained and meaningful engagement, while challenges such as power imbalances, identity management, time and cost commitments are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Mental Health Training Education and Practice Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1755-6228
eISSN
1755-6228
DOI
10.1108/jmhtep-07-2020-0052
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide first-hand reflective narratives from participants of their involvement in the overall process, with particular reference to the benefits and challenges of engagement.Design/methodology/approachFive participants agreed to write a reflective piece of approximately 500 words on their involvement in the PhotoVoice project.FindingsThe reflective narratives in this paper demonstrate the personal and professional benefits of sustained and meaningful engagement, while challenges such as power imbalances, identity management, time and cost commitments are discussed.Practical implicationsPhotoVoice is a methodology that has the potential to democratise knowledge production and dissemination.Originality/valueThere are scant examples in the PhotoVoice literature of the inclusion of participants involvement in dissemination activities. The reflective narratives in this paper demonstrate the personal and professional benefits of sustained and meaningful engagement, while challenges such as power imbalances, identity management, time and cost commitments are discussed.

Journal

The Journal of Mental Health Training Education and PracticeEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 27, 2021

Keywords: Mental health; Advocacy; Alternative interventions; PhotoVoice; Service user engagement; Public and patient involvement

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