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Barriers to genuine consumer and carer participation from the perspectives of Australian systemic mental health advocates

Gee, Alison; McGarty, Craig; Banfield, Michelle


Background: Consumer and carer participation in mental health service development and evaluation has widespread nominal support. However, genuine and consistent participation remains elusive due to systemic barriers. Aims: This paper explores barriers to reform for mental health services from the perspectives of consumers and carers actively engaged in advocating for improvements in the mental health system. Method: Qualitative research with two mental health systemic advocacy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Mental Health
DOI: 10.3109/09638237.2015.1124383


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