The human search for belonging

Shevellar, Lynda, Sherwin, Jane and Barringham, Neil (2014) The human search for belonging. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 16 1: 2-18. doi:10.1080/19349637.2014.864541

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Author Shevellar, Lynda
Sherwin, Jane
Barringham, Neil
Title The human search for belonging
Journal name Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1934-9637
Publication date 2014-01-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/19349637.2014.864541
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 2
End page 18
Total pages 17
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Belonging is a human need that is often unmet for people with significant mental health issues who typically experience high levels of exclusion. Using a case study approach, this research gives voice to people with significant mental health issues and deals with their experience of belonging, with specific reference to their relationships with ordinary citizens, their sense of identity, and their sense of meaning in life. Drawing upon a theoretical and practice framework of belonging, the research identifies key principles that support inclusion. It also posits the conundrum of ‘belonging to the service’ for consideration by progressive thinkers and practitioners.
Keyword Mental health
Social inclusion
Human services
Mental health - Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Thu, 30 Jan 2014, 09:32:50 EST by Dr Lynda Shevellar on behalf of School of Social Work and Human Services