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|Author||Saavedra J., Arias S., Crawford P., Pérez E.
|Title||Impact of creative workshops for people with severe mental health problems: art as a means of recovery|
Saavedra J., Arias S., Crawford P., Pérez E.; Impact of creative workshops for people with severe mental health problems: art as a means of recovery ;Arts and Health vol:10 issue: 3 page:241.0
|Keywords||Mental health; museum; recovery; schizophrenia; visual arts
|Link to article|| https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85030853424&doi=10.1080%2f17533015.2017.1381130&partnerID=40&md5=ab59deb64aa01017c169cd2208518ea2
|Abstract||Background: In line with recovery theories, psychosocial programmes for people diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI) should focus more on well-being and social connectivity outcomes rather than clinical symptoms. This paper assesses the impact of creative workshops participation on the psychological well-being, social connectivity and subjective experience of people diagnosed with SMI. Method: After participating in a creative workshop in a museum, 19 people, including service users, keyworkers, the art facilitator and a psychologist were interviewed. Four observers participated in the workshop and provided information about the creative process by means of a discussion group. Data were analysed in accordance with thematic analysis methodology and triangulated in order to obtain reliability. Results: Five essential categories were identified: learning process, social connection, psychological well-being, institutional change and mutual recovery. Conclusions: Creative activities may cause a transformation of the image of dysfunction associated with mental illness as well as promoting health and recovery. © 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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