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Co-design and Co-production

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Norton, M. 
Implementing co-production in traditional statutory mental health services. 
Mental Health Practice
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Since the publication of A Vision for Change (Department of Health and Children 2006), which sets out the direction for mental health services in Ireland, new approaches to interacting with people who have lived experience of mental ill health have emerged. Co-production is one such approach.

Tribe, R. 
Using co- production within mental health training when working with refugee or migrant community groups. 
International Journal of Mental Health
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This paper will discuss examples of mental health training developed and co-produced in active partnership with two communities, one in Britain and one in Sri Lanka. This work has taken place in community settings, not within the consulting room. The learning had a bi-directional flow; through these partnerships, both partners/groups shared and developed their understanding of different cultures, idioms of distress, explanatory mental health models and ways of dealing with these.

O’Brien, J., Fossey, E. & Palmer, V. J. 
A scoping review of the use of co-design methods with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to improve or adapt mental health services. 
Health and Social Care
29(1), 1-17. 
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Mental health services are increasingly encouraged to use co-design methodologies to engage individuals and families affected by mental health problems in service design and improvement. This scoping review aimed to identify research that used co-design methods with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities in mental health services, and to identify methodological considerations for working with this population.

Lwembe, S., Green, S. A., Chigwende, J., Ojwang, T., & Dennis, R. 
Co-production as an approach to developing stakeholder partnerships to reduce mental health inequalities: an evaluation of a pilot service. 
Primary Health Care Research & Development
18(01), 14–23. 
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Aim: This study aimed to evaluate a pilot cross-sector initiative - bringing together public health, a community group, primary mental health teams and patients - in using co-production approaches to deliver a mental health service to meet the needs of the black and minority ethnic communities.

Chauhan, A., Leefe, J., Shé, É. N., & Harrison, R. 
Optimising co-design with ethnic minority consumers. 
International Journal for Equity in Health
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Co-design as a participatory method aims to improve health service design and implementation. It is being used more frequently by researchers and practitioners in various health and social care settings. Co-design has the potential for achieving positive outcomes for the end users involved in the process; however, involvement of diverse ethnic minority population in the process remains limited. While the need to engage with diverse voices is identified, there is less information available on how to achieve meaningful engagement with these groups.

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