This project has developed, and is evaluating, a resilience-building programme for adults with mental health problem which is provided through the Sussex Recovery College. The programme of eight weekly sessions are developed and delivered by a partnership of peer trainers, a mental health practitioner from the Sussex Partnership NHS Trust and the project co-ordinator from the University of Brighton (previously also a mental health practitioner). The peer trainers are people with lived experience of mental health problems who have been recruited and are supported by the Sussex Recovery College which is an established initiative involving a partnership of the NHS mental health trust and service user organisations. The project developed the course based on an adapted version of the Resilience Framework developed by Professor Angie Hart and collaborators, and draws on other resilience tools and models.
The project commenced in September 2014 and will end in April 2017.
The research project aims to:
Emerging findings from this project include:
Josh CameronSuna Eryigit-MadzawamuseAngie Hart
Seminar presentation ‘Building resilience for wellbeing and recovery’ to June 2016 College of Occupational Therapists annual conference, Harrogate, UK.
Staff Brooker, Peer Trainer, Sussex Recovery CollegePaul Neale, Peer Trainer, Sussex Recovery CollegeMair Reardon, Occupational Therapist, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust