Narrative Experiences Online (NEON) is led by the Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham.
The study looked at whether reading or listening to other people’s stories of personal recovery online can improve quality of life for people with psychosis and other mental health conditions.
It also aimed to find out which elements of other people’s stories are most helpful, and whether these stories can influence how mental health workers provide support.
Stories about other people’s recovery, and the struggles they face, can inspire hope.
Still, many people have never heard another person’s experience told in their own words. This study aims to widen access to online stories of recovery, so that people experiencing difficulties can offer hope to others.
We formed a Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP) to inform the study. This means that people with personal experience of mental health issues are involved in advising and improving the study, making findings more relevant.
Please email [email protected] for more information on this project.
Telling a story of mental health experiences: A guide (Colour)
Telling a story of mental health experiences: A guide (B&W printable version)
Inequality • Stigma
The importance of the storyteller’s identity in mental health narratives
Peer research • Research methods
How does research benefit from a lived experience perspective?
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