Affiliation: University of Central Lancashire
- Opportunities for independent living using direct payments in mental healthHelen Spandler
Department of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
Health Soc Care Community 14:107-15. 2006..The evaluation results indicate that a thorough understanding of the independent living philosophy needs to be developed in the context of mental health...
- Catching life: the contribution of arts initiatives to recovery approaches in mental healthH Spandler
Department of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 14:791-9. 2007....
- Spaces of psychiatric contention: a case study of a therapeutic communityHelen Spandler
School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
Health Place 15:841-7. 2009..It concludes by reflecting on the conditions of possibility for new spaces of contention...
- No hope without compassion: the importance of compassion in recovery-focused mental health servicesHelen Spandler
School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK
J Ment Health 20:555-66. 2011..We propose that an understanding of compassion is necessary to appreciate what actually stimulates hope-inspiring practices...
- Mental health and arts participation: the state of the art in EnglandSue Hacking
Department of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, 317 Brook, Preston PR1 2HE
J R Soc Promot Health 126:121-7. 2006..For the second phase of the study we will work with arts and mental health projects, using the measure alongside qualitative work in a realistic evaluation design, in order to identify the characteristics of effective projects...
- Evaluating the impact of participatory art projects for people with mental health needsSue Hacking
Department of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, UK
Health Soc Care Community 16:638-48. 2008..This study suggests that arts participation positively benefits people with mental health difficulties. Arts participation increased levels of empowerment and had potential to impact on mental health and social inclusion...