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Title: An investigation of mental illness stigma : an evaluation of a school-based intervention and an exploration of stigma within a young person population
Author: Gorman, Joanna
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2012
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A literature review was carried out providing an overview of the mental illness stigma literature in terms of three different conceptualisations of mental illness stigma: Attribution Theory, Modified labelling Theory, and Genetic Essentialism. Eighteen journal articles were reviewed and critiqued in terms of how they add to our understanding of mental illness stigma, investigate the effectiveness of interventions that may reduce stigma, and how mental illness stigma presents within a child population. It is concluded that all three models have something to offer to this field, but that further research is necessary, particularly within the child population. An empirical paper follows the literature review. This describes the evaluation of a training programme called Emotional First Aid in terms of its effectiveness in reducing mental illness stigma among professionals who work with young people. The study also investigated mental illness stigma within an adolescent population.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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