Hadlow, J. (1996) Citizen advocacy observed: Tool or tokenism? Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 6 (5). pp. 403-408. ISSN 1052-9284.
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Citizen advocacy, where a volunteer works in partnership with a vulnerable person, compliments self- and legal advocacy. In the context of mental health services, citizen advocacy is a tool for enabling and empowering people who use these services, and is founded on the recognition that mental health service users are frequently socially oppressed and disadvantaged. This article describes the development of a Citizen Advocacy service for people with mental health difficulties, and also the problems they brought to this service. The problems encountered in sustaining the service are noted and lessons are drawn for the future.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||citizen advocacy, mental health, service user|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Depositing User:||R.F. Xu|
|Date Deposited:||04 Jun 2009 16:24|
|Last Modified:||04 Jun 2009 16:24|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19223 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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