Meeting the needs of women in mental health rehabilitation services

T.L. Taylor, G. Dorer, S. Bradfield, H. Killaspy

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Abstract

A service evaluation investigated the gender sensitivity of a London mental health rehabilitation service, including interventions to increase participation in women-only groups and activities.
Method: A total of 40 female service users and 13 staff teams from 13 inpatient and community-based rehabilitation projects completed questionnaires regarding the service's gender sensitivity.
Results: Most projects provided women-only space and the majority of female service users had a female keyworker, but there was limited provision and uptake of women-only groups and activities.
Conclusion: A focus on collaboration with female service users to identify and establish, where lacking, groups and activities that appeal to women service users is needed to increase meaningful occupation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-480
Number of pages4
JournalThe British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume73
Issue number10
Early online date1 Oct 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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