Mental Health Services Research

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychiatry


Our research focuses on individuals with severe and long-lasting mental illness and their situation in society. The extensive restructuring of the mental health and support systems towards community-based service systems brings forth far-reaching requirements for developing new knowledge-based health and support interventions. Such efforts are needed to favour and support health and a meaningful life in society for this group of individuals and their families. We work both with quantitative and qualitative methods and projects, including intervention studies, descriptive and longitudinal projects. The research group is part of a national research centre CEPI, Centre for Evidence Based Psychosocial Interventions.


Our research focuses the following areas: Psychosocial interventions within Work Rehabilitation and Case Management, Implementation of evidence based interventions, Stigma, discrimination and anti-stigma efforts, The situation of and supportive interventions for families, Quality of life and social networks, Participation in care and support, Quality of care and patients’ experiences of health care, Methodological studies related to the development and assessment of research instruments.

Recent research outputs

Persson, K., Sigrid Stjernswärd & Levander, S., 2019, In : Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 73, 3, p. 207-210

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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