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An adult education: learning and understanding what young service users and carers really, really want in terms of their mental well being

Fallon, D, Warne, T, Mcandrew, S and McLaughlin, H 2011, 'An adult education: learning and understanding what young service users and carers really, really want in terms of their mental well being' , Nurse Education Today . (In Press)

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Abstract

For the past decade nurse education has incorporated service user and carer perspectives into their programme and research agendas. Moving from rhetoric to the reality of embedding adult service user and carer knowledge into nurse education this paper discusses how this good practice was extended to young people under the age of 18. Globally, the mental health of young people is coming under the spotlight and based on this two “World Café” events focusing on young people and their mental well being were organised. Targeting a multi-agency audience the aim was to develop a partnership consortium, bringing together local organizations involved in promoting the mental well being of young people. This paper reports on the first World Café, led by two local young people’s groups, ‘Florescent Adolescent’ and ‘Vocal’. Following the presentations four important areas were identified (1) Inclusive rather than exclusive (2) Crystal ball gazing - young people’s futures (3) A hole in the net – catching young people at the right time (4) Exposing the hidden agenda. The day resulted in three collaborative research proposals and the realisation that young people need opportunity to participate through utilising more innovative ways of engaging with the professional adult world.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Young service users, young carers, involvement, mental well being
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Education Today
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 02606917
Depositing User: SL McAndrew
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 10:43
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:02
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16908

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