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Table 1 An overview of the interventions’ aims and methods

From: The missing link-participants’ perspectives on transfer from psychosocial interventional contexts to everyday community life: a qualitative synthesis of interventional studies

  Illness management and recovery (IMR) Individual placement and support (IPS) Peer-led program 1 (Turning pointsa) Peer-led program 2 (“Lean how to tackle anxiety and depression”)
Aim To help people with severe mental illness, acquire knowledge and skills to better manage their illness as well as setting and achieving personal recovery goals To help people with severe mental illness obtain competitive employment Overarching aim is to assist people with mental illness in developing skills and strategies to pursue recovery To help people with anxiety and depression acquire tools to gain control over their symptoms and to handle the challenges that accompany the illness. Additionally, to provide an opportunity where they can share experiences and thoughts with others in the same situation
Principles and/or methods Curriculum-based psychoeducation, cognitive behavioural approaches to medication adherence, relapse prevention, social skills training and coping skills training Focus on competitive employment, rapid job search, in-vivo support, benefit counselling, attention to client’s preference, integration with mental health teams Peer-exchange, self-directed learning. Equal and mutual support Curriculum-based psychoeducation, coping skills training, role modelling, peer-exchange
Duration Nine months Unlimited Approximately three months depending on the course 7 weeks
Peer-support Yes—group-based sessions No Yes—group-based sessions Yes—group-based sessions
Sessions are led by mental health professionals (e.g. nurses)   Sessions are led by peer-workers Sessions are led by peer-workers
  1. aTurning Points contains a range of courses (designed to meet different needs among the participants)