This paper highlights the importance and value of involving people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery in neuroscience research activity. In this era of recovery oriented service delivery, involving people with the lived experience of mental illness in neuroscience research extends beyond their participation as “subjects”. The recovery paradigm reconceptualises people with the lived experience of mental ill health as experts by experience. To support this contribution, local policies and procedures, recovery-oriented training for neuroscience researchers, and dialogue about the practical applications of neuroscience research, are required.
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The authors would like to acknowledge the research and editing support provided by Kim Abdurazak, Mind Australia.
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Stratford, A., Brophy, L., Castle, D. et al. Embedding a Recovery Orientation into Neuroscience Research: Involving People with a Lived Experience in Research Activity. Psychiatr Q 87, 75–88 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11126-015-9364-4
- Community engagement
- Consumer participation
- Recovery orientation