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|Author||Oudshoorn A.; Van Berkum A.; Burkell J.; Berman H.; Carswell J.; Van Loon C.
|Title||Supporting Mental Health in a Public Library Context: A Mixed Methods Brief Evaluation|
Oudshoorn A.; Van Berkum A.; Burkell J.; Berman H.; Carswell J.; Van Loon C. Supporting Mental Health in a Public Library Context: A Mixed Methods Brief Evaluation,Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health 41 2
|Keywords||article; community mental health; human; human experiment; library; mental health
|Link to article|| https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85144449692&doi=10.7870%2fcjcmh-2022-013&partnerID=40&md5=a5523608d4c5711a86984b0754832e0b
|Abstract||An ongoing consideration of community mental health services is how to optimize outreach to best support a wellness approach. Public libraries provide a potential site for mental health services due to use by a diverse range of patrons. The purpose of this study was to explore a mental health wellness hub situ-ated in a core urban library. Following a mixed methods approach, the study explores: (1) the desirability of this form of co-location; (2) the impact on library staff; and (3) how this hub integrated, or not, with the broader mental health system. Ultimately, findings demonstrated a significantly positive experience by patrons, mental health hub staff, and library staff. © 2022, Canadian Periodical for Community Studies Inc. All rights reserved.