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What Drives Systemic Mental Health Advocates? Goals, Strategies, and Values of Australian Consumer and Carer Advocacy Organizations

Gee, Alison; McGarty, Craig; Banfield, Michelle


The consumer participation movement has growing international recognition in policy and research. Focusing on the collective context, this research systematically examines how two advocacy organizations in the Australian mental health sector are organized and motivated to advance the cause. Qualitative studies analyzed 17 strategic communication documents and nine interviews with members and staff to identify major themes relating to goals, activities, and values driving advocates and their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Sage Open
DOI: 10.1177/2158244015615384
Access Rights: Open Access


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