Good practice in mental health care for socially marginalised groups in Europe: a qualitative study of expert views in 14 countries

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237792
Title:
Good practice in mental health care for socially marginalised groups in Europe: a qualitative study of expert views in 14 countries
Authors:
Priebe, Stefan; Matanov, Aleksandra; Schor, Ruth; Straßmayr, Christa; Barros, Henrique; Barry, Margaret M; Díaz-Olalla, José M; Gabor, Edina; Greacen, Tim; Holcnerová, Petra; Kluge, Ulrike; Lorant, Vincent; Moskalewicz, Jacek; Schene, Aart H; Macassa, Gloria; Gaddini, Andrea
Citation:
BMC Public Health. 2012 Mar 28;12(1):248
Issue Date:
28-Mar-2012
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-248; http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237792
Abstract:
Abstract Background Socially marginalised groups tend to have higher rates of mental disorders than the general population and can be difficult to engage in health care. Providing mental health care for these groups represents a particular challenge, and evidence on good practice is required. This study explored the experiences and views of experts in 14 European countries regarding mental health care for six socially marginalised groups: long-term unemployed; street sex workers; homeless; refugees/asylum seekers; irregular migrants and members of the travelling communities. Methods Two highly deprived areas were selected in the capital cities of 14 countries, and experts were interviewed for each of the six marginalised groups. Semi-structured interviews with case vignettes were conducted to explore experiences of good practice and analysed using thematic analysis. Results In a total of 154 interviews, four components of good practice were identified across all six groups: a) establishing outreach programmes to identify and engage with individuals with mental disorders; b) facilitating access to services that provide different aspects of health care, including mental health care, and thus reducing the need for further referrals; c) strengthening the collaboration and co-ordination between different services; and d) disseminating information on services both to marginalised groups and to practitioners in the area. Conclusions Experts across Europe hold similar views on what constitutes good practice in mental health care for marginalised groups. Care may be improved through better service organisation, coordination and information.
Item Type:
Journal Article

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dc.contributor.authorPriebe, Stefan-
dc.contributor.authorMatanov, Aleksandra-
dc.contributor.authorSchor, Ruth-
dc.contributor.authorStraßmayr, Christa-
dc.contributor.authorBarros, Henrique-
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Margaret M-
dc.contributor.authorDíaz-Olalla, José M-
dc.contributor.authorGabor, Edina-
dc.contributor.authorGreacen, Tim-
dc.contributor.authorHolcnerová, Petra-
dc.contributor.authorKluge, Ulrike-
dc.contributor.authorLorant, Vincent-
dc.contributor.authorMoskalewicz, Jacek-
dc.contributor.authorSchene, Aart H-
dc.contributor.authorMacassa, Gloria-
dc.contributor.authorGaddini, Andrea-
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T15:12:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T15:12:48Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-28-
dc.identifier.citationBMC Public Health. 2012 Mar 28;12(1):248-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-248-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/237792-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background Socially marginalised groups tend to have higher rates of mental disorders than the general population and can be difficult to engage in health care. Providing mental health care for these groups represents a particular challenge, and evidence on good practice is required. This study explored the experiences and views of experts in 14 European countries regarding mental health care for six socially marginalised groups: long-term unemployed; street sex workers; homeless; refugees/asylum seekers; irregular migrants and members of the travelling communities. Methods Two highly deprived areas were selected in the capital cities of 14 countries, and experts were interviewed for each of the six marginalised groups. Semi-structured interviews with case vignettes were conducted to explore experiences of good practice and analysed using thematic analysis. Results In a total of 154 interviews, four components of good practice were identified across all six groups: a) establishing outreach programmes to identify and engage with individuals with mental disorders; b) facilitating access to services that provide different aspects of health care, including mental health care, and thus reducing the need for further referrals; c) strengthening the collaboration and co-ordination between different services; and d) disseminating information on services both to marginalised groups and to practitioners in the area. Conclusions Experts across Europe hold similar views on what constitutes good practice in mental health care for marginalised groups. Care may be improved through better service organisation, coordination and information.-
dc.titleGood practice in mental health care for socially marginalised groups in Europe: a qualitative study of expert views in 14 countries-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderStefan Priebe et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2012-08-06T15:01:23Z-
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