Chapter 4. The Highs and Lows of Service User Involvement

  1. Theo Stickley1 and
  2. Thurstine Basset2
  1. Rachel Nickeas

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713617.ch4

Teaching Mental Health

Teaching Mental Health

How to Cite

Nickeas, R. (2007) The Highs and Lows of Service User Involvement, in Teaching Mental Health (eds T. Stickley and T. Basset), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713617.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Consultancy Ltd, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470030295

Online ISBN: 9780470713617



  • mental health problems;
  • medication;
  • short-term memory;
  • off task;
  • support mechanisms


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Service Users as Trainers

  • Professionals as Trainees

  • How to Move Forward Together—support and Trust

  • How to Move Forward Together—staying “on Task” and Focussing

  • How to Move Forward Together—training for Trainers and Co-Training

  • How to Move Forward Together—practical Arrangements

  • Limits to Involvement—taking Risks—good and Bad Examples

  • Reference