The aim of my PhD is to explore critically how self-management is understood in mental health policy and practice and asks:
- How do different actors understand self-management for mental wellbeing?
- Is there disagreement between different actors regarding how self-management for mental wellbeing is understood?
- Would shared understanding make self-management more effective?
As my PhD indicates, my research interests include mental wellbeing, self-management of long term conditions, policy-making , peer research and co-production of knowledge. They are a result of my dual identity as a registered mental health nurse who has lived experience of poor mental wellbeing.