Implementing a user employment programme in a mental health trust ‐ lessons learned

Miles Rinaldi (User Employment Programme, South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust)
Rachel Perkins (User Employment Programme, South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust)
Joss Hardisty (User Employment Programme, South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust)
Emma Harding (User Employment Programme, South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust)
Angie Taylor (User Employment Programme, South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust)
Sarah Brown (User Employment Programme, South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust)

A Life in the Day

ISSN: 1366-6282

Publication date: 1 November 2004

Abstract

The User Employment Programme at South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust pioneered user employment in mental health trusts. Eight years on, Miles Rinaldi and colleagues review the lessons learned to date and highlight some pitfalls to avoid and useful pointers for others embarking on this course. Key to its success has been the ongoing support and involvement of senior management, listening to and learning from users, and an incremental approach to breaking down the barriers between ‘them’ and ‘us’.

Citation

Rinaldi, M., Perkins, R., Hardisty, J., Harding, E., Taylor, A. and Brown, S. (2004), "Implementing a user employment programme in a mental health trust ‐ lessons learned", A Life in the Day, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 9-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/13666282200400033

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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