This paper reports on a study of the social networks of people with mental illness who participated in a vocational rehabilitation program to gain employment. The study found that social networks were critical to employment outcomes. Furthermore the study challenged existing assumptions about the social network characteristics of this group, revealing that family networks, despite their limitations, have valuable resources to offer for the success of rehabilitation programs.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
Shankar, J., & Collyer, F. (2004). Support Needs of People with Mental Illness in Vocational Rehabilitation Programs-The Role of the Social Network. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 7(n/a), 15-28.