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Volunteering in the care of people with severe mental illness: a systematic review

  • Claudia Hallett1,
  • Günter Klug2,
  • Christoph Lauber3 and
  • Stefan Priebe1Email author
BMC Psychiatry201212:226

DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-226

Received: 9 August 2012

Accepted: 11 December 2012

Published: 13 December 2012

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Original Submission
9 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Amir Tal
29 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Matt Muijen
3 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mohammadreza Mokhtari
1 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Claudia Hallett
Resubmission - Version 2
1 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
13 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-244X-12-226

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Authors’ Affiliations

Academic Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Barts & the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Newham Centre for Mental Health
Psychosocial Services, Society of Mental Health Promotion, PSD Graz East
Department of Psychiatry, University of Liverpool