Evidence Base

We know that Recovery Camp has a profound effect on all who attend!

Published, peer-reviewed research shows that Recovery Camp increases student clinical confidence and clinical competence and decreases stigmatizing attitudes, compared to other workplace experience placements.

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Awards

Recovery Camp has received a number of awards:

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Publications

  1. Perlman, D, Taylor, E, Molloy, L, Brighton, R, Patterson, C & Moxham, L (2018). A Path Analysis of Self-determination and Resiliency for Consumers Living with Mental IllnessCommunity  Mental Health Journal, vol. 54, no. 8, pp. 1239–1244
  2. Brighton, R., Patterson, C., Taylor, E., Moxham, L.,  Perlman, D., Sumskis, S. & Heffernan, T.  (2017). The Effect of Respite Services on Carers of Individuals With Severe Mental Illness. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 54(12), 33-38
  3. Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Patterson, C., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Heffernan, T. & Sumskis, S. (2017).Goal Setting among People Living with Mental Illness: A Qualitative Analysis of Recovery Camp, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38, 420-424
  4. Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Sumskis, S., Heffernan, T. & Lee-Bates, B (2017). The effect of immersive workplace experience on undergraduate nurses mental health clinical confidence. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, DOI: 10.1111/inm.12288
  5. Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Sumskis, S. & Heffernan, T. (2017). Stigmatization and self‐determination of preregistration nurses: A path analysisInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing, DOI: 10.1111/inm.12336
  6. Perlman, D., Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Brighton, R., Sumskis, S. & Heffernan, T. (2017) Preparing Nursing Students for Mental Health Care: The Impact of a Recovery-oriented Clinical PlacementIssues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(8), 663-668
  7. Perlman, D., Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Brighton, R., Sumskis, S. & Heffernan, T. (2017). Understanding the influence of resilience for people with a lived experience of mental illness: A self‐determination theory perspective. Disability and rehabilitation, 39(1), 98-103
  8. Perlman, D., Taylor, E., Moxham, L., Patterson, C.,  Brighton, R., Heffernan, T. & Sumskis, S. (2017). Innovative Mental Health Clinical Placement: Developing Nurses' Relationship SkillsJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 55(2), 36-43
  9. Cowley, T., Moxham, L., Sumskis, S., Taylor, E., Patterson, C., Brighton, R., & Halcomb, E. (2016). Evaluation of undergraduate nursing students’ clinical confidence following a mental health recovery camp. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25(1), 33-41.
  10. Cregan, A., Moxham, L., & Perlman, D. (2016). Where are the mental health nurses? Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 23(10), 41.
  11. Moxham, L., Patterson, C., Taylor, E., Perlman, D., Sumskis, S., Brighton, R., & Pegg, S. (2016). A multidisciplinary learning experience contributing to mental health rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 12, 1-6.
  12. Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Patterson, C., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Sumskis, S., Keough, E., & Heffernan, T. (2016). Can a clinical placement influence stigma? An analysis of measures of social distance. Nurse Education Today, 44, 170-174.
  13. Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Brighton, R., Taylor, E., Sumskis, S., Perlman, D., Heffernan, T. & Hadfield, L. (2016). Nursing students’ reflections on the learning experience of a unique mental health clinical placement. Nurse Education Today, 46, 94-98.
  14. Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Sumskis, S., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Heffernan, T., & Keough, E. (2016). Perceived control among people with severe mental illness: A comparative study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, DOI: 10.1016/j.apnu.2016.04.002
  15. Picton, C., Moxham, L., & Patterson, C. (2016). Therapeutic recreation for people with a mental illness is beneficial. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 23(10), 39.
  16. Taylor, E., Moxham, L., Perlman, D., Patterson, C., Brighton, R., & Sumskis, S. (2016). Self-determination in the context of mental health recovery. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 23(10), 41.
  17. Taylor, E., Perlman, D., Moxham, L., Pegg, S., Brighton, R., & Sumskis, S. (2016). Recovery Camp: Assisting consumers towards enhanced self-determination. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, DOI: 10.1111/inm.12227.
  18. Moxham, L., Liersch-Sumskis, S., Taylor, E., Patterson, C., & Brighton, R. (2015). Preliminary outcomes of a pilot therapeutic recreation camp for people with a mental illness: Links to recovery. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 49(1), 61-75.
  19. Moxham, L., Pegg, S., Liersch, S., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Patterson, C., & Taylor, E. (2015). Building clinical confidence and skills: A placement with a difference. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 22(8), 35.
  20. Moxham, L., Sumskis, S., Brighton, R., Johnston, E., Douglas, A., Gorman, E. & Hayes, G. (2014). Contributing to recovery from a multidisciplinary lens: A case study from a therapeutic recreation initiative. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23(Suppl. 1), 28-28.

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Media

Recovery Camp saved my life, Illawarra Mercury, August 14, 2018

Inspiring Students to Examine Their Attitudes Toward Mental Illness, Research Australia, INSPIRE Magazine, 2017

Strength in student learning elevated at national awards, UOW media release, September 2017

Tackling Mental Illness with R&R: Research and Recovery, Research Australia, November, 2016

Placement on the path to recovery, The Stand, November, 2016

Australian first camp to tackle mental illness, UOW media release, May 7, 2015

Cosi at Roo Theatre, Kiama Independent, March 19, 2015

Dragons’ Dan Hunt shows his support for mental health, Global Challenges Blog, May 19, 2014

Back to nature: the healing power of recovery camp, Illawarra Mercury, April 25, 2014

UOW recognised as a national leader in mental health nursing, UOW media release, November 29, 2013

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