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Supporting people with severe and persistent mental health problems

Project Member(s): van der Bijl-Brouwer, M., Watson, N.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Hunter Partners in Recovery/Hunter Medicare Local (Hunter Primary Care Limited trading as Hunter Medicare Local)

Start year: 2014

Summary: It is our understanding that Hunter Partners in Recovery is seeking a research partner in understanding the complexity of collaboratively supporting people with severe and persistent mental health problems, and developing solutions for this problem. This proposal focuses specifically on developing solutions for the problem of emergency situations in which people with severe mental health issues acutely need help and appropriate referrals. The collaboration between Hunter Partners in Recovery and UTS:DI will result in two types of outcomes: ¿ Practical outcomes for Hunter Partners in Recovery to solve the problems related to supporting people with severe and persistent mental health problems ¿ Research outcomes for UTS:DI that should be aligned with the research objectives of UTS:DI to use the in-depth study of expert design practices to develop new methods, tools, processes and structures for organisations outside of design to achieve innovation This collaboration will specifically contribute to the research question of how design methods, and more specifically frame creation methods, support innovation practices in the health sector.


van der Bijl-Brouwer, M 2017, 'Designing for Social Infrastructures in Complex Service Systems: A Human-Centered and Social Systems Perspective on Service Design', She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics and Innovation, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 183-197.
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FOR Codes: Design Innovation, Mental Health Services