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dc.contributor.authorLennox, Belinda
dc.contributor.authorVincent, Charles
dc.contributor.authorCrofts, Marie
dc.contributor.authorHunt, D F
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Jill
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-18T17:32:14Z
dc.date.available2021-06-18T17:32:14Z
dc.date.issued2021-04
dc.identifier.citationHunt, D.F., Bailey, J., Lennox, B.R., Crofts, M. & Vincent, C. Enhancing psychological safety in mental health services. Int J Ment Health Syst 15, 33 (2021)en
dc.identifier.urihttps://oxfordhealth-nhs.archive.knowledgearc.net/handle/123456789/844
dc.descriptionOpen Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated in a credit line to the data.en
dc.description.abstractBackground Psychological safety—speaking up about ideas and concerns, free from interpersonal risk—are essential to the high-risk environment, such as healthcare settings. Psychologically safe working is particularly important in mental health where recovery-oriented approaches rely on collaborative efforts of interprofessional teams to make complex decisions. Much research focuses on antecedents and outcomes associated with psychological safety, but little focus on the practical steps for how to increase psychological safety across and at different levels of a healthcare organisation. Aims We explore how a mental health organisation creates an organisation-wide plan for building the foundations of mental health and how to enhance psychological safety. Methods This review encompasses strategies across psychological safety and organisational culture change to increase psychological safety at an individual, team and organisational level. Summary We set out a comprehensive overview of the types of strategies and interventions for increasing the ethos of psychological safety and setting the foundations for delivering an organisation-wide programme on this topic. We also provide a list of key targeted areas in mental health that would maximally benefit from increasing psychological safety—both in clinical and non-clinical settings. Conclusions Psychological safety is a crucial determinant of safe and effective patient care in mental health services. This paper provides the key steps and considerations, creating a large-scale programme in psychological safety with a focus on mental health and drawing from the current literature, providing concrete steps for how our current understanding of psychological safety into practice.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSupported by the NIHRen
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-021-00439-1en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMental Health Servicesen
dc.subjectOrganisational cultureen
dc.titleEnhancing psychological safety in mental health servicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.disciplineNurse


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