Guest editorial: Equity and inclusion: people, power and politics – the potential of citizenship to transform mental health

Gillian MacIntyre, Helen Hamer, Graziela Reis, Chyrell Bellamy

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Abstract

This issue, Equity and inclusion: people, power, and politics – the potential of "citizenship" to transform mental health, has been produced to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Recovery and Citizenship Collective (IRCC) that envisioned a world where people thrive, connect to their communities and live meaningful lives. The IRCC brings together academics, policymakers, practitioners, community members, advocates and people with lived experience who want to transform and make meaningful, significant changes in mental
health, community, citizenship and recovery. The IRCC aims to inform policy and practice by providing a more holistic, collective and solution-focused lens through which to understand the experiences of communities that have been marginalised, stigmatised and socially excluded often because of their mental illness, substance use, incarceration and homelessness "status". Citizenship in this context is defined as the strength of an individual's connection to the 5Rs – rights, roles, relationships, resources and responsibilities, and a sense of belonging (Rowe et al., 2001).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Public Mental Health
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2023

Keywords

  • equity
  • inclusion
  • mental health

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