Remarkable Lives: Shaun Hunt in conversation with Jerome Carson

Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X and Hunt, Shaun (2017) Remarkable Lives: Shaun Hunt in conversation with Jerome Carson. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 21 (2). pp. 80-85. ISSN 2042-8316 (Submitted)

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the article is to provide a profile of Shaun Hunt. Design/methodology/approach: Shaun provides a short biographical description of his life. He is then interviewed by Jerome. Findings: Shaun tells us about the long journey of recovery that he has made to the point where he is now a University lecturer. Research limitations/implications: In large group studies the individual gets lost in statistical tables and the lived experience is absent. Single case studies provide us with stories to nurture and encourage us all. Practical implications: Shaun says that we often miss the obvious question in our interactions with people with lived experience. “What happened to you?” seems a simple but telling conversation opener. Social implications: As Shaun says there are some amazing people who work in mental health services, but they are the ones who spoke to him and not to a “schizophrenic.” Originality/value: As Shaun also says, “Never, ever give up hope, no matter how dark and bad things become, there is always a way back.”

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published in Mental Health and Social Inclusion, © Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: hearing voices, recovery, music, relationships, employment
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 09:50
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 10:49
Identification Number: 10.1108/MHSI-01-2017-0003
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1068

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