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dc.contributor.authorKantartzis, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorAmmeraal, M.
dc.contributor.authorBreedveld, S.
dc.contributor.authorGeert
dc.contributor.authorGeorgia
dc.contributor.authorLeonardos
dc.contributor.authorStefanos
dc.contributor.authorYiannis
dc.contributor.authorMattijs, L.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:41:56Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:41:56Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-10
dc.identifierER3055
dc.identifier.citationKantartzis, S., Ammeraal, M., Breedveld, S. & Mattijs, L. (2012) Doing social inclusion with ELSiTO: Empowering learning for social inclusion through occupation, Work, vol. 41, , pp. 447-454,
dc.identifier.issn1051-9815
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2012-1312
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/3055
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The European partnership ELSiTO aimed to develop understanding of the nature and processes of social inclusion for persons experiencing mental illness. Participants: Partners were from Belgium, Greece and the Netherlands with over 30 members including mental health service users, occupational therapists and other staff. Approach: A knowledge-creation learning process was used during four international, experiential, visits and local meetings, which included visiting and describing good practice, telling stories of experiences, reflection and discussion. Results: The partnership developed understandings of the nature and process of social inclusion, including both subjective and objective aspects interrelated with the doing of daily activities in the community. Members' work-related experiences, illustrated through their stories, depict the subjective aspects of social inclusion as they are shaped and framed by the objective conditions within a variety of work opportunities. Experiences in paid work, supported employment and voluntary work may both threaten and enhance mental health. Features of successful (voluntary) work experiences are identified. Conclusions: The importance is revealed of looking critically at current understandings of work and to move beyond a narrow focus on paid work in order to provide a range of work opportunities that will empower the individual's potential and promote inclusive
dc.format.extent447-454
dc.publisherIOS Press
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dc.subjectWork
dc.subjectVolunteering
dc.subjectSocial Inclusion
dc.subjectMental Illness
dc.subjectStories
dc.titleDoing social inclusion with ELSiTO: Empowering learning for social inclusion through occupation
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