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dc.contributor.authorHampson, Margaret E
dc.contributor.authorWatt, Bruce D
dc.contributor.authorHicks, Richard E
dc.contributor.authorBode, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorHampson, Elizabeth J
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T13:06:36Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T13:06:36Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0017-8969
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0017896917741327
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380399
dc.description.abstractBackground: The expansion of user-friendly mental health services for young people is an important goal of mental health reform in Australia; however, stigma and discrimination associated with mental health conditions constitute major deterrents to help-seeking among young people. Objective: This paper reports on a qualitative study conducted in South East Queensland, which explored perceptions concerning employment barriers and support needs of people living with psychosis. Method: Focus groups and interviews were conducted with 137 participants comprising community members, employers, clients, carers, employment consultants and health professionals. Results: Stigma and discrimination were identified as major employment barriers for people living with psychosis. The formal education system was seen as a key means to overcome stigma and discrimination through improved awareness and understanding of mental health problems. Conclusion: This paper highlights participants’ views on how the formal education system might be adapted to increase public awareness and understanding of psychosis and reduce community stigma and discrimination.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom198
dc.relation.ispartofpageto211
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Education Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume77
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.titleChanging hearts and minds: The importance of formal education in reducing stigma associated with mental health conditions
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBode, Andrew


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