Updated: Mar 22, 2020
This innovation facilitates new types of interfaces and interactions between the two groups: the people with mental health disorders and society in general. MEDIATE will use mediated communication for therapeutic purposes, building on the extensive literature on the individual benefits of art therapy to people with mental health diagnoses, to help them see their roles as citizen users of both media and mental health services. MEDIATE use communication technologies to renew access to citizenship, strengthen identity, improve social integration and quality of life, and deconstruct the collective imaginary that discriminates against mental disorders and people diagnosed with them. MEDIATE is at the intersection of critical theoretical research and action research, and is both interdisciplinary and intersectoral.