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Remarkable lives: Chantelle Garth in conversation with Jerome Carson

Chantelle Garth (School of Psychology, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK)
Jerome Carson (School of Psychology, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK)

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

ISSN: 2042-8308

Article publication date: 2 September 2020

Issue publication date: 8 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a profile of Chantelle Garth.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a case study approach, Chantelle provides a short account of her background and is then interviewed by Jerome.

Findings

Chantelle gives an account of her very troubled childhood and adolescence. Her adult life has been no easier. Life is a continuous challenge.

Research limitations/implications

It is hard to imagine a tougher life than Chantelle’s, yet her ambition has carried her through. A single account, yet one of the most powerful accounts in this series.

Practical implications

There are few better accounts of resilience in the face of at times what seem like insurmountable obstacles.

Social implications

The belief that can be instilled by a single professional can have a profound effect in encouraging someone facing adversity.

Originality/value

There are numerous accounts of individuals facing difficulties in life, then there is Chantelle’s. This is in a category of its own.

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Citation

Garth, C. and Carson, J. (2021), "Remarkable lives: Chantelle Garth in conversation with Jerome Carson", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 25 No. 2, pp. 117-122. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-07-2020-0043

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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