The place and promotion of well-being in mental health services: a qualitative investigation

Owens, C, Crone, Diane ORCID: 0000-0002-8798-2929, Kilgour, Lindsey and El Ansari, Walid (2010) The place and promotion of well-being in mental health services: a qualitative investigation. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17 (1). pp. 1-8. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01480.x

Full text not available from this repository.


This study explored service users' and mental health professionals' understandings, experiences and opinions of well-being and its promotion within mental health services. A qualitative case study methodology included nine participants (five adult service users, three mental health professionals, one senior manager) who were purposively sampled from a Mental Health Trust in England. Service users participated in a focus group, while individual semi-structured interviews were held with the mental health professionals and senior manager. Interpretative phenomenological analysis of the data revealed five main themes including well-being as a holistic concept; well-being promotion; the place, promotion and position of well-being; role of mental health services in well-being promotion; and areas for further improvement. Findings revealed evidence of well-being promotion; however, there were contradictions regarding what was known between the groups of participants and what could be provided in the future. Implications for practice include the need to establish more effective partnership working between mental health services and local communities, especially in light of financial constraints within health services at large. This could assist the increased provision of therapeutic services for well-being promotion.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: REF2014 Submission. mental health;mental health settings;phenomenology;service users
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 11:23
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2023 15:59

University Staff: Request a correction | Repository Editors: Update this record

University Of Gloucestershire

Bookmark and Share

Find Us On Social Media:

Social Media Icons Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Pinterest Linkedin

Other University Web Sites

University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH. Telephone +44 (0)844 8010001.