An exploration of young people’s narratives of hope following experience of psychosis
Bonnett, V., Berry, C., Meddings, S. and Holttum, S. 2018. An exploration of young people’s narratives of hope following experience of psychosis. Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches. 10 (2). https://doi.org/10.1080/17522439.2018.1460393
|Authors||Bonnett, V., Berry, C., Meddings, S. and Holttum, S.|
Purpose: To expand understandings of how young people with psychosis experience hope. This included to which factors young people attributed changes in their hopefulness and the role played by professionals and others with lived experience.
Materials and Method: Ten young people recovering from an experience of psychosis were interviewed using narrative methodology.
Results: The experience of hope as an overarching strand throughout the narratives had three common elements; sense of belonging, which included social inclusion, the importance of information and the significance of planning and occupation. Professionals played an important role in facilitating small steps forwards.
Conclusions: The findings suggest the importance to young people of a sense of belonging and achieving small goals to facilitate hopeful thinking and for clinicians the value of supporting new peer relationships and meaningful occupation.
|Keywords||Hope; psychosis; qualitative research; social inclusion; lived-experience|
|Journal||Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches|
|Journal citation||10 (2)|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/17522439.2018.1460393|
|Online||18 Apr 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||11 Apr 2018|
|Accepted||28 Mar 2018|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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