Understanding resilience in young people with complex mental health needs:A Delphi study

Thompson, Ellysia-Grace and Knowles, Susan and Greasley, Peter (2019) Understanding resilience in young people with complex mental health needs:A Delphi study. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 24 (3). pp. 405-416. ISSN 1359-1045

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Abstract

Background: Resilience is a term used to describe an individual’s adaptive coping following an adverse experience; it is important for gaining insight into the development of mental health difficulties in young people and their ability to manage adversity, informing both preventive and reactive clinical practice. Methods: The Delphi method was used whereby a panel of 15 clinical psychologists rated 67 statements, generated from focus groups with young people and interviews with multi-disciplinary staff, in terms of their importance relating to resilience for young people with complex mental health needs. A consensus level of 85% across the panel was set to include/exclude statements in terms of their importance for resilience. Results: Nineteen statements were included in the final list. These were grouped into the following four themes: (1) understanding the self, (2) agency in recovery, (3) interpersonal relationships and (4) therapeutic setting and relationships. Conclusions: The results highlight specific resilience factors for young people with complex mental health needs, based upon ratings by clinical psychologists. Recommendations are made which focus upon how to promote resilience within this specific population. These include offering secure therapeutic relationships and a safe environment for young people to make decisions, develop a greater understanding of themselves, and build relationships and a sense of connection with others, both within the specialist mental health service and upon discharge.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, ? (?), 2018, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2018 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry page: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ccp on SAGE Journals Online: http://journals.sagepub.com/
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2738
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 127003
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2018 09:58
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2019 04:52
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/127003

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