Geographies of exclusion

Philo, C., Parr, H. and Burns, N. (2004) Geographies of exclusion. Mental Health Today, pp. 20-23.

Philo, C., Parr, H. and Burns, N. (2004) Geographies of exclusion. Mental Health Today, pp. 20-23.

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Abstract

For people living in Scotland's remote and rural Highlands, user networks and drop-ins offer a vital space of safety and community. Reports on a two year research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council into 'social geographies of rural mental health'. The study interviewed 107 service users, 44 mental health service providers and 17 carers, and surveyed 229 Highland GPs by postal questionnaire. In addition ten focus groups were held with members of the Highland User Group (HUG). Reports some of the key findings with regard to exclusion, stigma and the role of these voluntary sector support services in offering an alternative, safe 'community' to people with mental health problems.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burns, Dr Nicola and Parr, Professor Hester and Philo, Professor Christopher
Authors: Philo, C., Parr, H., and Burns, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Mental Health Today
Publisher:Pavilion Publishing
ISSN:1474-5186
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