Chapter 6. Capacity-Building

  1. Jan Wallcraft PhD consultant Manager3,
  2. Beate Schrank psychiatrist research worker4 and
  3. Michaela Amering Professor secretary4
  1. Kim Hopper1 and
  2. Alisa Lincoln2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743157.ch6

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research

How to Cite

Hopper, K. and Lincoln, A. (2009) Capacity-Building, 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.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Hertfordshire, UK

  2. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center to Study Recovery in Social Contexts, The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Science, Boston, MA, USA

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



  • capacity-building;
  • reclaiming agency in public mental health;
  • intentional action in pursuit of self-determined ends first coming to prominence in public mental health;
  • capabilities and participation;
  • anti-poverty measures - enlarging local field of genuinely available and valued life options;
  • participation in public mental health;
  • putting participation into practice in research - five questions;
  • mental health and addiction recovery needs (MHARN);
  • full participation of people with MHARN in Boston;
  • concrete factors determining power differences in types of partnership


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Framing Participation

  • Conclusion

  • References