Collaborative mental health and co-production

This resource page will:

  • Provide an orientation to the concept of co-production
  • Highlight the importance of collaboration in mental health
  • Provide a service user´s perspective on co-production and collaborative practice
  • Provide an over view of co-production in mental health research

Co-production

Many people will be familar with the concept of collaborative practice, however they may be less familiar with how the concept is evolving in mental health, to one now framed as ‘co-production’, a significant theme for this project.   So, what is this concept of ‘co-production’ and how do we define it in this project? – Click on the presentation below to  learn more about ‘Understanding Co-production’.

The importance of collaboration in mental health – click on the image to start the presentation

A service user perspective on co-production and collaborative practice – click on the image to start the presentation

STRENCO: Co-production and co-design in mental health research – Over the course of two videos, Dr Simon Malfait from the University of Gent in a keynote presentation for STRENCO participants, discusses co-production in mental health research. He explores co-design as the starting point for mental health research – click on the image to start each presentation.


How to put collaboration in to the practice?

We used the World Café method service users, family members, carers, practitioners, academics and students in our intensive week to get ideas how to put collaboration in to the practice. You can find more information about the method here.

We wanted to find answer how could an ideal collaborative mental health care look like?

Based on group discussions, intensive week participants found five main themes (click to enlarge).