What works for you? A qualitative research study

Location: Scotland

This report explored factors influencing pathways to employment for those living with mental health conditions in rural Scotland.

A survey conducted in 2019 by the National Rural Mental Health Forum identified that for those with poor mental health in rural areas there is a strong need and desire to create ways for people to connect with one another before any personal crises occur.

We wanted to examine what types of ‘connection interventions’ could assist those with lived mental ill-health experience move towards employment – and self-employment. Furthermore, it was recognised ideas that could help to develop a successful intervention could create opportunities for people with mental health problems to have greater financial independence which is also linked to enhanced wellbeing.

Friendship figures
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