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Barry, MM; Reynolds, C; Sheridan, A; Egenton, R
Journal Of Public Mental Health
Implementation of the Jobs programme in Ireland
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JOBS programme, Mental health, Prevention, Programme implementation, Unemployment
This paper reports on the implementation and evaluation of the JOBS programme in Ireland. This is a training intervention to promote re-employment and improve mental health among unemployed people that was implemented on a pilot basis in the border region of the Republic and Northern Ireland. Programme participants were unemployed people recruited from local training and employment offices and health agencies. The evaluation indicated that the programme was implemented successfully and led to improved psychological and re-employment outcomes for the intervention group, lasting up to 12 months post-intervention. This paper reflects on the implementation issues that arose in adapting an international evidence-based programme to the local setting and considers the implications of the evaluation findings for the roll out of the programme on a larger scale.
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