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dc.contributor.authorAtanasova, Dimaen
dc.contributor.authorKoteyko, Nelyaen
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Brian J.en
dc.contributor.authorCrawford, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-20T10:04:24Z
dc.date.available2017-03-20T10:04:24Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-18
dc.identifier.citationAtanasova, D. Koteyko, N. Brown, B. and Crawford, P. (2017) Representations of mental health and arts participation in the national and local British press, 2007-2015, Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1363-4593
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/13728
dc.descriptionPart of the AHRC funded programme 'Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery'. The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractWe analysed news articles published in national and local British newspapers between 2007 and 2015 to understand (1) how mental health and arts participation were framed and (2) how the relationships between participants in arts initiatives were conceptualised. Using corpus-assisted qualitative frame analysis, we identified frames of recovery, stigma and economy. The recovery frame, which emphasised that mental illness can be treated similarly to physical illness, positioned arts participation as a form of therapy that can complement or substitute medication. The stigma frame presented arts participation as a mechanism for challenging social conceptions that mentally ill individuals are incapable of productive work. The economy frame discussed the economic burden of mentally ill individuals and portrayed arts participation as facilitating return to employment. Using thematic analysis, which also paid attention to social actors, we found that service users were identified as the prime beneficiaries of arts initiatives and arts participation was conceptualised as a way to bring people with mental health issues together. We discuss these findings against existing research on media representations of mental health and the concept of ‘mutual recovery’ and suggest what wider concurrent developments in the areas of mental health and media may account for the uncovered frames and themes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.subjectmental healthen
dc.subjectrecoveryen
dc.subjectstigmaen
dc.subjectframesen
dc.subjectartsen
dc.titleRepresentations of mental health and arts participation in the national and local British press, 2007-2015en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1363459317708823
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderAHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)en
dc.projectidAH/K003364/1en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2017-02-22en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Health, Health Policy and Social Careen
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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