Co-production in the context of mental health research has become something of a buzzword to indicate a project where mental health service users and academics are in a research partnership. The notion of partnership where one party has the weight of academic tradition on its side is a contestable one, so in this paper the authors “write to understand” (Richardson and St Pierre, 2005) as the purpose of this paper is to examine the experiences of working in a co-produced research project that investigated supported housing services for people with serious mental health problems.
Kidd, Jacquie & Edwards, Gareth. (2016). Doing it together: a story from the co-production field. Qualitative Research Journal. 16. 274-287. 10.1108/QRJ-07-2015-0059.