Despite almost two decades of reform under Australia’s National Mental Health Strategy, the life circumstances of many people with mental illness seem little improved. While lack of rehabilitation, housing and community support services have been blamed for policy shortfalls, there is also concern that mental health services may impede rather than facilitate recovery from mental illness. To explore this particular concern, this paper reports data from a project which evaluated a group mentorship programme for new graduate nurses working in an Australian public mental health service.
Hazelton, M., Rossiter, R., Sinclair, E., & Morrall, P. (2011). Encounters with the 'dark side': New graduate nurses' experiences in a mental health service. Health Sociology Review, 20(2), 172-186. https://doi.org/10.5172/hesr.2011.20.2.172