GENIE: An Online Social Network Tool To Generate Engagement With Self-management Support

WessexMental Health
Start Date: 1 Mar 2015

Background 

  • Individualised models of self-management support do not work in primary care, are not sustainable, promote isolation and ignore reciprocity 
  • There are social and environmental influences policy makers are reluctant or unable to regulate

Network Approach

  • Replace vision of activated individuals with activated networks 
  • Network approach shown to significantly improve health and reduce health service costs 
  • Social involvement with a wider variety of people and groups supports personal self-management and physical and mental well-being
Contact 
Dr Anne Kennedy
A.Kennedy@soton.ac.uk