This article gives an overview of an innovative mental health worker role in an inpatient mental health rehabilitation team. It describes how the role was developed to offer care that is sustainable, integrated and attuned to service users’ social, economic and domestic needs. It explains how the role was received and evaluated and promotes its adoption in other settings, arguing for the increased use of creative support worker roles as a response to the resource pressures facing today’s mental healthcare services.
Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1329Citation
Padfield B, Hunter C, Osborne L (2018) Social integration in mental health rehabilitation services: new roles to enhance effectiveness and sustainability. Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1329Peer review
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The authors would like to thank Ellie Fisher, Tony Westacott, Anthony Harrison, James Eldred and Brian Robinson for their input
Published online: 29 October 2018
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