Recovery-oriented language has been widely adopted in mental health policy; however, little is known about how recovery practices are implemented within individual services, such as psychosocial clubhouses. Aims: To explore how recovery practices are implemented in a psychosocial clubhouse. Method: Qualitative case study design informed by self-determination theory was utilised. This included 120 h of participant observation, interviews with 12 clubhouse members and 6 staff members. Field notes and interview transcripts were subject to theoretical thematic analysis. Results: Two overarching themes were identified, each comprising three sub-themes. In this paper, the overarching theme of social environment, is discussed. It was characterised by the sub-themes, community and consistency, participation and opportunity, and, respect and autonomy,respect and autonomy. Conclusions:Social environment was used to facilitate recovery-oriented practice within the clubhouse. Whether recovery is experienced by clubhouse members in wider society, may well depend on supports and opportunities outside the clubhouse.
Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C., & Cleary, M. (2016). The use of social environment in a psychosocial clubhouse to facilitate recovery-oriented practice. BJPsych Open, 2(2), 173-178. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.002642