‘Outside the original remit’: co-production in UK mental health research, lessons from the field

Lambert, Nicky ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8785-4719 and Carr, Sarah (2018) ‘Outside the original remit’: co-production in UK mental health research, lessons from the field. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27 (4) . pp. 1273-1281. ISSN 1445-8330 [Article] (doi:10.1111/inm.12499)

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The aim of this discursive paper was to explore the development of co-productio nand service user involvement in UK university-based mental health research and to offer practicalrecommendations for practitioners co-producing research with service users and survivors,informed by an overview of the key literature on co-production in mental health and from acritical reflection on applied research throu gh the medium of a case study. The paper is co-writtenby a mental health nurse academic and a service user/survivor researcher academic. The authorsargue that the implications of co-production for mental health research remain underexplored, butthat both the practitioner and service user/survivor resea rcher experience and perspective of co-production in research can provide practical reflections to inform developing research practice.The theories and values of emancipatory research can provide a framework from which bothpractitioners and service users can work together on a research project, in a way that requiresreflection on process and power dynamics. The authors conclude that whilst co-producedinvestigations can offer unique opportunities for advancing emancipatory and applied research inmental health, practitioner researchers need to be more radical in their consid eration of power inthe research process. [Abstract copyright: © 2018 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.]

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Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lambert, N. and Carr, S. (2018), ‘Outside the Original Remit’: Co‐production in UK mental health research, lessons from the field. Int J Mental Health Nurs, 27: 1273-1281. doi:10.1111/inm.12499, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12499. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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