Promoting Mental Health and Community Participation: A study on participatory arts practice, creativity and play in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Health, Culture and Society

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Title Promoting Mental Health and Community Participation: A study on participatory arts practice, creativity and play in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Creator Bang, C. L.
 
Subject Community mental health; mental health promotion anda prevention; community participation in health.
Mental health; health promotion; community participation; community arts; social transformation
 
Description The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze a participative health experience involving art, creativity and play, in articulation with the strategy of Comprehensive Primary Health Care focused on mental health. This experience is conducted by a network of institutions in Buenos Aires City.This is an exploratory and descriptive case study based on qualitative research methodologies. From an ethnographic perspective, the fieldwork revolved around interviews and participant observation records. The systematization process followed qualitative analysis content techniques. The outcomes describe a practice cored in intersectoral work, community participation, occupation of public space, creation of community gathering spaces and conformation of solidarity ties for addressing complex psychosocial issues. The main participatory processes focused on community organization and collective artistic creations are described. It is concluded that this experience shows great transforming potential, creating community conditions suitable for joint decision making on the health- illness care process itself.
 
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
 
Contributor Alicia Stolkiner, School of Psychology, University of Buenos Aires
National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Date 2015-07-22
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://hcs.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/183
10.5195/hcs.2015.183
 
Source Health, Culture and Society; Vol 8, No 1 (2015): Integration, Participation and Identity: Understanding Diversity; 61-71
2161-6590
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://hcs.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/183/242
 

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