There is growing evidence to support recovery and rehabilitation services and interventions for people with severe mental illness (SMI). However, those from ethnic minority communities face inequitable outcomes and access to mental health services and poorer functional outcomes. This article reviews the evidence and discusses facilitators and barriers in the recovery journey of people with SMI from ethnic minority groups. Although there is limited evidence for specific interventions for ethnic minority patients, areas for future study and action are discussed.
After reading this article you will be able to:
- •understand the scope of rehabilitation practices and interventions and evidence for use with ethnic minority patients with severe mental illness
- •describe differences and similarities in the conceptualisation of recovery by majority and minority ethnic communities
- •appreciate facilitators and barriers to rehabilitation and recovery for ethnic minority patients with SMI.
DECLARATION OF INTEREST