- Funder: Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC)
- Co-investigators: Professor John Baker
Re-imagining professionalism in mental health: towards co-production with the Universities of Huddersfield, Oxford (St Catherine’s College) and York.
The aim of this seminar series is to develop ideas on how to encourage and develop co-production in mental health.
1. To interrogate diverse understandings of co-production critically in order to recommend changes to practice, policy and commissioning and education which will inform new approaches to professionalism in mental health.
2. To assess the usefulness and applicability of democratic professionalism as a conceptual model informing co-production in mental health.
3. To develop in collaboration with stakeholders a strategic plan for establishing interdisciplinary and cross-stakeholder understandings of co-production which support the development of professionalism in mental health through influencing practice, commissioning and education in mental health.
The seven part ESRC seminar series aims to focus on developing new approaches to professionalism in mental health. This initiative is building an extensive network of partners amongst service users and carers, with statutory and public organisations, and with the third sector.
Research partners include: The Collaborating Centre for Values Based Practice, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
Reimagining professionalism in mental health: towards co-production is an ESRC seminar series which focuses on developing new approaches to professionalism in mental health. Our understanding of co-production is that it should involves authentic power-sharing between service users, carers and professionals. From our personal and professional experience, we know that the term co-production is sometimes applied when authentic power-sharing is very far from being a reality.