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Avoidable harm refers to social and psychological harm in social care. It includes service users being poorly treated by social care services or staff in ways that could cause them to lose trust, feel unsafe or be afraid. It might disrupt their relationships or social activities or upset them by reminding them of distressing things that have happened to them in the past (often called ‘re-traumatisation’). The law says that these sorts of harm need not and should not happen.
The Avoidable Harm in Mental Health Social Care (AHMHSoC) Study is a user-led project exploring how mental health service users in England understand and experience social and psychological ‘avoidable harm’ in social care, and how to reduce this sort of harm in services.
The research team will work with mental health social care service users and practitioners to look at the evidence from research and from service users themselves.
This study has six parts: