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dc.contributor.authorCarey, Nina
dc.contributor.authorKarwatzki, Emma
dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorKeville, Saskia
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-21T14:15:01Z
dc.date.available2023-02-21T14:15:01Z
dc.date.issued2023-02-19
dc.identifier.citationCarey , N , Karwatzki , E , Griffin , V & Keville , S 2023 , ' Hell on Earth: Single mothers’ experiences of temporary accommodation in London and its impact on their mental health ' , European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling . https://doi.org/10.1080/13642537.2023.2175884
dc.identifier.issn1364-2537
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9543-0131/work/129621660
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-2401-5226/work/129621902
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/26080
dc.description© 2023 Informa UK Limited. This is the accepted manuscript version of an article which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1080/13642537.2023.2175884
dc.description.abstractWorking therapeutically in the United Kingdom, means working with individuals made homeless by a housing crisis created by economics and policy decisions. Negative effects are often experienced by the most vulnerable with subsequent injustices concealed by those at the top; this has been conceptualised as a structural violence. Whilst the mental health of homeless single mothers and their children is disproportionately affected, research on structural inequality is minimal and neglects lived experience. Semi-structured interviews with 12 single mothers living in temporary accommodation in London were analysed using Thematic Analysis. Four main themes emerged: ‘Neglect and abuse within a powerful, unjust system’, ‘Futility, entrapment and cycles of suffering’, ‘Mothering against the odds’, and ‘Surviving and resisting in the face of adversity’. Results highlighted the distress temporary accommodation created for mothers and children. Despite this, love and care were evident within mother-child relationships. Through individual and collective action, mothers strove to resist the sources of their distress, even whilst facing adversity and stigma, providing insight for therapists on the operation of structural violence. Social action psychotherapy provides a collective approach addressing experiences of stigma and material inequalities where professionals can acknowledge the reality of oppression and stand in solidarity to resist it.en
dc.format.extent475871
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling
dc.titleHell on Earth: Single mothers’ experiences of temporary accommodation in London and its impact on their mental healthen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology Research Group
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology, Sport and Geography
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology and NeuroDiversity Applied Research Unit
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.date.embargoedUntil2024-02-19
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/13642537.2023.2175884
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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