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Evaluating the impact of the Winning New Jobs Programme on the re-employment and mental health of a mixed profile of unemployed people

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dc.contributor.author Reynolds, Colette
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-03T16:37:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-03T16:37:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05
dc.identifier.citation Reynolds, C., Barry, M. M., & Gabhainn, S. N. Evaluating the impact of the Winning New Jobs Programme on the re-employment and mental health of a mixed profile of unemployed people The International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 12(2), 32-41. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1462-3730
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2264
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on the evaluation of the JOBS programme (Caplan et al, 1989), an evidence-based intervention designed to promote re-employment and improve the mental health of the unemployed. While previous evaluations have examined the programme's effects on the recently unemployed, this study examines the programme with a mixed profile of participants, including those long-term unemployed. The JOBS programme was adapted as the Winning New Jobs (WNJ) programme and implemented in the Republic and North of Ireland. It employs a quasi-experimental design, and programme outcomes included re-employment, general and mental health, and job search behaviour followed up over 12 months. The programme has produced positive long-term results, particularly with regard to re-employment. Specifically, 47.7% of the intervention group were employed compared with 16.8% of the comparison group at the one-year follow-up. WNJ also had a positive effect on reducing economic hardship and enhancing inoculation against setbacks. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The Clifford Beers Foundation en_US
dc.subject Unemployed en_US
dc.subject Mental health en_US
dc.subject Jobs programme en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title Evaluating the impact of the Winning New Jobs Programme on the re-employment and mental health of a mixed profile of unemployed people en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.local.publishedsource http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cbf/ijmhp/2010/00000012/00000002/art00006 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US

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