Purpose: This research project aims to evaluate the potential effectiveness of a vocational recovery model promoting both vocational and personal recovery for young people with mental illness. Methods: In this study, a one group pre–posttest design was conducted, involving 37 young people with mental illness who received a vocational recovery program that consisted of a psychoeducation group on recovery, social skills and job-related skills training, 3-month job internship, and individual follow-up services. Standardized assessment tools were used for outcomes assessment at baseline, 3 months after treatment began, and 6 months after treatment began. Results: Results indicated that the participants showed improved competitive employment rates, personal recovery, and social support at follow-up assessments. Conclusions: The present study supports the feasibility and effectiveness of a vocational recovery model for young people with mental illness, suggesting the importance of integrating recovery framework and strategies into community-based vocational service.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science
- personal recovery
- vocational recovery
- vocational training
- young people with mental illness