Boosting relationships could help young people in inpatient mental health care
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New Zealand researchers have identified key activities which could help young people in mental health inpatient care facilities. The team carried out interviews with 15 young people who were admitted to and later discharged from Starship Hospital’s Child and Family Unit. Their analysis revealed that activities which focus on boosting a sense of autonomy, and building relationships with staff and peers, may have a particularly positive impact.
Journal/conference: PLOS One
Link to research (DOI): 10.1371/journal.pone.0239815
Organisation/s: University of Auckland, Auckland District Health Board
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