This resource page will:
- Provide an orientation to the concept of co-production
- Give an overview of 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
- Give a summary of STRENCO intensive week participants´ ideas of collaboration
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
Collaborative care involves the sharing of perspectives and it can be implemented in different ways. In mental health field collaborative care might improves outcomes, be cost-effective and enhance client, family and care provider satisfaction. – Click on the presentation below to learn more about ‘Collaborative Mental Health Care’.
A service user perspective on co-production and collaborative practice
Co-production involves professionals and service users in the joint development of services. The basic premise should be that service users have the necessary knowledge about how services are experienced and how to develop them further. – Click on the presentation below to learn more about ‘A Service User perspective on Co-Production’.
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 – service users, family members, carers, practitioners, academics and students in our intensive week to get ideas how to put collaboration in to the practice. Click on the presentations below to learn more about ‘Co-Production and co-design in mental health research’.
How to put collaboration in to the practice?
World Café method was used to collect intensive week participants ideas how to put collaboration in to the practice. The groups were guided to find answers to the question: ‘How would an ideal collaborative mental health care look like?’
Based on group discussions, intensive week participants found five main themes, which are essential for collaborative mental health care: environment, respecting diversity, service-user orientation, focusing on mental health promotion and the importance of continuous education. Click on the picture below to enlarge and learn more.