Chapter 11. Consultation

  1. Jan Wallcraft PhD consultant Manager2,
  2. Beate Schrank psychiatrist research worker3 and
  3. Michaela Amering Professor secretary3
  1. Virginia Minogue

Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743157.ch11

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

How to Cite

Minogue, V. (2009) Consultation, in Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research (eds J. Wallcraft, B. Schrank and M. Amering), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743157.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Hertfordshire, UK

  2. 3

    Medical University of Vienna, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Austria

Author Information

  1. West Yorkshire Mental Health Research and Development Consortium, Leeds, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470997956

Online ISBN: 9780470743157



  • consultation of service users - fundamental element of public involvement in healthcare and research;
  • Patient Forums, Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS);
  • recognition of service users as stakeholders and involving users in health technologies;
  • consultation and role in service user involvement;
  • consultation - involving greater degree of passivity than collaboration;
  • levels of consultation;
  • service user involvement in research and role of consultation;
  • Mental health research - led by Mental Health Research Network (MHRN);
  • benefits of consultation - involving service users in research


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Consultation and its Role in Service User Involvement

  • Levels of Consultation

  • Service User Involvement in Research and the Role of Consultation

  • Conclusion

  • References