Mercury Rising, an evaluation: building capacity for mental health self-help groups in Queensland

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Ostini, Jenny and Bush, Robert. 2010. Mercury Rising, an evaluation: building capacity for mental health self-help groups in Queensland. Brisbane, Australia. University of Queensland. https://doi.org/10.13140/2.1.1137.2805
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Mercury Rising, an evaluation: building capacity for mental health self-help groups in Queensland

Report TypeTechnical report
AuthorsOstini, Jenny (Author) and Bush, Robert (Author)
Institution of OriginUniversity of Queensland
Number of Pages30
Year2010
PublisherUniversity of Queensland
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.13140/2.1.1137.2805
Abstract

The aim of Self Help Queensland's (SHQ) Mercury Rising project is to 'build the capacity of current mental health support groups across Queensland and to assist the development of new and emerging groups.' (SHQ, 2008). As part of the capacity‐building process, the Healthy Communities Research Centre at the University of Queensland was invited to provide an independent evaluation of the programme.

The evaluation process included discussion of capacity building based on the social science literature; documentation gathered by SHQ in the course of its project; information gathered from key personnel, observational data of network meetings; interviews and written commentary gathered from network meeting participants.

Keywordscommunity health; capacity building; evaluation; qualitative methods; health; CAQDAS
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020429999. Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
520599. Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
420313. Mental health services
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