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Forging partnerships for mental health: The case of a prefecture in crisis ravaged Greece

Triliva, Sofia; Fragkiadaki, Evangelia; Balamoutsou, Sophia


Sofia Triliva

Eva Fragkiadaki
Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

Sophia Balamoutsou


Public health and in particular mental health have been severely affected by the multitude of socioeconomic crises experienced by people in Greece. The severe austerity programmes, have reduced access to health services and increased demand for publically funded health care. This paper presents a case study focusing on the impact of these measures on the lives of mental health providers in one prefecture in Crete. Focus group methodology was applied and the data were analysed using thematic analysis. Analyses revealed three superordinate themes that converge at many levels and appear to be going counter to the circumstances: firstly, 'forging partnerships for mental health'; secondly, 'extending our reach'; and thirdly 'transformations in professional identity through praxis'. These themes are discussed using the words of the participants and the relevant literature. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.


Triliva, S., Fragkiadaki, E., & Balamoutsou, S. (2013). Forging partnerships for mental health: The case of a prefecture in crisis ravaged Greece. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 15(4), 375-390.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 12, 2013
Online Publication Date Oct 18, 2013
Publication Date Dec 1, 2013
Deposit Date Sep 12, 2019
Publicly Available Date Sep 13, 2019
Journal European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Print ISSN 1364-2537
Electronic ISSN 1469-5901
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 4
Pages 375-390
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