The expected outputs for this project will be:
30 case studies for BME patients of working age whom are struggling to retain their employment / move into employment due to mental health issues, who have received culturally sensitive mental health support integrated with employment support.
Literature review of health, work and worklessness in relation to BME community members.
The mapping of best practice mental health models for supporting people from BME communities into recovery and into work / retention in work.
The co-production of a workshop to be held with Improving Access to Psychological Therapy, CCGs, BME members, and BME Wellbeing Advisors in order to ensure the mental health care pathway is culturally sensitive.
The delivery of 1 webinar to share the outcomes of the co-production workshop with slides and audio available via social media.
The production of a report detailing the research / evaluation findings, including cost benefit analysis.
The production of training materials to support the dissemination by the Partner for dissemination to CCGs.
The outcomes for this project will be:
Developing the evidence base and discourse around inequalities in health and work and worklessness in order to support the tackling of health related worklessness.
To support the reduction in health inequalities which BME communities experience with regard to mental health, work and worklessness.