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Title: Listening to service users: young homeless people's experiences of a new mental health service.
Authors: Taylor, HC
Stuttaford, MC
Broad, B
Vostanis, P
First Published: Sep-2007
Citation: J CHILD HEALTH CARE, 2007, 11 (3), pp. 221-230
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate young homeless people's experiences of ;Strong Minded', a new mental health service set up within selected homeless shelters and run by a voluntary sector organization. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19 residents from five homeless shelters across the UK. All of the young people who had accessed Strong Minded had benefited from their engagement. The young people also identified several key inherent and important aspects of Strong Minded relating to both the practical, supportive therapeutic approach and the flexibility of the interventions offered, which contributed to the service's success. This service model of engaging vulnerable young people in transition could have useful implications for the future interface between voluntary and statutory mental health services.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1367493507079568
ISSN: 1367-4935
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Psychology

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