Research and analysis

'Group Work’ psychological wellbeing and work feasibility pilot evaluation

An evaluation of the ‘Group Work’ intervention to improve employment and health prospects for people with mental health conditions.

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Evaluation of the Group Work Psychological Wellbeing and Work Feasibility Pilot

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Summary: Evaluation of the Group Work Psychological Wellbeing and Work Feasibility Pilot

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To improve the employment and health prospects for people with common mental health conditions, RAND Europe recommended the government pilot a number of interventions.

The ‘Group Work’ Psychological Wellbeing and Work Feasibility Pilot is a group-based intervention based on the JOBS II model developed by the University of Michigan. It was jointly commissioned by DWP and the Department of Health. This evaluation examines the most effective design and delivery mode of the ‘Group Work’ intervention.

We also piloted another intervention, recommended by RAND Europe, using combined telephone-based psychological and employment related support. The evaluation of the Telephone Support Psychological Wellbeing and Work Feasibility Pilot was also published on 22 September 2015.

Findings from this research will be used to design the intervention and delivery model for the larger scale impact trial, due to start in 2016.

Authors: Meg Callanan, Tze Ming Mok, Triin Edovald (NatCen)

Published 22 September 2015