Impact of a Co-produced Initiative for Mental Health Programming at a Canadian Psychiatric Hospital
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There has been a call for a paradigm shift in mental health to be more recovery-oriented and include service users in the development and delivery of services. Although co-production has been linked with positive outcomes, more work is needed to understand this approach in Canada. The current study assessed the outcomes of a co-production initiative for service design and delivery. The data yielded positive outcomes—both for facilitators and group participants—in two broad areas: related to personal recovery and positive attitudes toward the organization. This study provides support for co-production in mental health programming and further elucidation of this approach for mental healthcare settings in Canada.
KeywordsCo-design Co-production Recovery Mental health Programming
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Conflict of interest
All the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
This project did not receive financial support.
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