This evaluation report presents findings from the Two Ways Mentoring Program (hereafter the Program). The program aims to increase the economic and community participation of individuals with psychosocial support needs by including two components such as (1) provision of training and mentorship to non-mental health organisations; and (2) delivery of peer-led mentoring to individuals with psychosocial support needs. While the first component supports organisations to best support individuals with mental health challenges, the latter helps individuals who wish to be employed and face barriers to access career and work placement pathways. The overarching aim of the evaluation was to describe the appropriateness and effectiveness of the Program in the first year (pilot phase)of the three-year project and to inform the subsequent stages of implementation. This includes (1)identification of challenges, opportunities and current issues associated with the implementation of the program; (2) providing evidence-based recommendations for the subsequent phases of the program (second and third year); and (3) enabling the development of a framework that is suitable for the subsequent phases of the program.
|Publisher||Menzies School of Health Research|
|Number of pages||62|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2022|
- mentoring programs
- Two Ways Mentoring Program
- psychosocial support
- mental health issues