Chapter 2. A Narrative Approach to Mental Health Research

  1. David Carless1 and
  2. Kitrina Douglas2

Published Online: 11 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324945.ch2

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health

How to Cite

Carless, D. and Douglas, K. (2010) A Narrative Approach to Mental Health Research, in Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324945.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Carnegie Research Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

  2. 2

    University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405197854

Online ISBN: 9781444324945

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • narrative approach – mental health research;
  • word on reflexivity;
  • work of storytellers - key strategic choice;
  • work of story analysts - conducting analysis of narratives;
  • research philosophy - social constructionist perspective;
  • narrative approach to mental health research;
  • social constructionist philosophy - linking life stories and influenced personal stories;
  • mental health and illness experience - persons sharing their life stories

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A word on reflexivity

  • A journey to narrative

  • The work of storytellers

  • The work of story analysts

  • A word on theory

  • A word on method

  • Key points