During the last ten years in the UK, service user consultation and collaboration has gradually entered the vocabulary of people providing and purchasing mental health services.
However, we are not convinced that much needed change in mental health services will be achieved as a function of increased commitment to market consumerism.
We argue here that service user consultation and collaboration should take account of the effects of social inequalities on mental health and on mental health services.
This perspective highlights the need for fundamental change in mental health services, and helps us to appreciate the strength of resistance to change, and to understand some of the dynamics involved.
We describe here how this perspective has motivated and shaped our own efforts to collaborate responsibly with service users to change mental health services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisateur, Service santé, Santé mentale, Changement, Coopération, Royaume Uni, Europe, Pouvoir social, Résistance changement, Homme, Inégalité sociale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : User, Health service, Mental health, Change, Cooperation, United Kingdom, Europe, Social power, Change resistance, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0234806
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 199608.