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dc.contributor.authorPrior, Susan
dc.contributor.authorMaciver, Donald
dc.contributor.authorForsyth, Kirsty
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Mike
dc.contributor.authorMeiklejohn, Alison
dc.contributor.authorIrvine, Linda
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:41:50Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:41:50Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-19
dc.identifierER3160
dc.identifier.citationPrior, S., Maciver, D., Forsyth, K., Walsh, M., Meiklejohn, A. & Irvine, L. (2013) Readiness for Employment: Perceptions of Mental Health Service Users, Community Mental Health Journal, vol. 49, , pp. 658-667,
dc.identifier.issnOct-53
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-012-9576-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://download.springer.com/static/pdf/689/art%253A10.1007%252Fs10597-012-9576-0.pdf?auth66=1365260938_b1cfdda0a76274ac6be8aadeb5479be5&ext=.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/3160
dc.description.abstractWork is good for both physical and mental health, and access to work is a basic human right. People with mental health conditions want to work and with the right support can work but are often excluded from the workplace. We explored factors influencing individual's perceptions of their readiness for employment. Participants' narratives focused particularly on personal causation and it's interreactions with other aspects of volition, habituation and the environment and highlight a number of key areas, which are discussed in relation to service provision. Sheltered workshops offer support and some structure and routine but may limit an individual's readiness for employment. Services should be evidence based and focused on real work opportunities which fit with individual's interests and values. Occupational therapy theory offers a unique and valuable perspective in understanding perceptions of readiness for employment and occupational therapists offer valid and useful assessments and interventions for vocational rehabilitation.
dc.format.extent658-667
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Mental Health Journal
dc.titleReadiness for Employment: Perceptions of Mental Health Service Users
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.volume49
dc.identifier.doihttp://DOI 10.1007/s10597-012-9576-0
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dc.description.eprintid3160
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qmu.authorForsyth, Kirsty
qmu.authorPrior, Susan
qmu.authorMaciver, Donald
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number6


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