An exploration of young people’s narratives of hope following experience of psychosis

Bonnett, Victoria M., Berry, C., Meddings, S. and Holttum, S. (2018) An exploration of young people’s narratives of hope following experience of psychosis. Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches, 10 (2). ISSN 1752-2439.

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Purpose: To expand understandings of how young people with psychosis experience hope. This included to which factors young people attributed changes in their hopefulness and the role played by professionals and others with lived experience.

Materials and Method: Ten young people recovering from an experience of psychosis were interviewed using narrative methodology.

Results: The experience of hope as an overarching strand throughout the narratives had three common elements; sense of belonging, which included social inclusion, the importance of information and the significance of planning and occupation. Professionals played an important role in facilitating small steps forwards.

Conclusions: The findings suggest the importance to young people of a sense of belonging and achieving small goals to facilitate hopeful thinking and for clinicians the value of supporting new peer relationships and meaningful occupation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hope; psychosis; qualitative research; social inclusion; lived-experience
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0435 Psychiatry > RC0467 Clinical psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology > Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Sue Holttum
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 12:57
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2018 12:45

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