People of immigrant and refugee background sharing experiences of mental health recovery: reflections and recommendations on using digital storytelling

McDonough, Susan and Colucci, Erminia (2019) People of immigrant and refugee background sharing experiences of mental health recovery: reflections and recommendations on using digital storytelling. Visual Communication . pp. 1-23. ISSN 1470-3572 (Published online first)

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Abstract

Ten individuals of immigrant or refugee background, who had experi- enced mental health or emotional issues, participated in an immersive workshop to create digital stories as part of a national multicultural men- tal health initiative. Known collectively as ‘Finding our way’, the stories combine the power of first-person narrative with digital technologies. Three years on, six workshop participants and two coordinators reflect on the project’s effects, and offer recommendations for conducting and evaluating similar projects in the future. Individuals experienced the proj- ect as personally empowering. The stories have been used to facilitate community and service-based conversations about diversity, mental health and recovery.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 26214
Notes on copyright: McDonough, S., & Colucci, E. (2019). People of immigrant and refugee background sharing experiences of mental health recovery: reflections and recommendations on using digital storytelling. Visual Communication. doi: 10.1177/1470357218820651 © The Author(s) 2019 . Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Depositing User: Erminia Colucci
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2019 09:29
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 14:44
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/26214

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