Studies in MHSR investigate how social determinants, personal behaviours, organisational structures and processes, policies, provision and financing systems, may affect mental health services and system performance and the user’s quality of life and personal recovery.
Mental Health Services Research utilises all types of quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Common types of studies are population surveys, stakeholder analyses, literature and document reviews, and Whole or Ego Social Network Analyses.
- Privileged topics of the MHSR group studies are the performance, quality, and effectiveness of mental health care services as they relate to user’s needs. Specific population fields are also addressed.