Social Inclusion and Recovery

Led by Dr Geoffrey Waghorn, the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research’s Social Inclusion and Recovery Group is working to develop and trial the systems, measures and interventions needed to help people with severe and persistent mental illnesses to become active and included members of the wider community. A planned future direction is to identify the rehabilitation needs and priorities of people with mental illnesses who become involved in the criminal justice system.

Current projects

Enhancing employability through managed personal information

This multi-site randomised controlled trial will examine the effectiveness of a plan to manage personal information as a means to enhance employability outcomes in supported employment programs. This project is due to commence in July 2017 and is due for completion by mid-2018.

Post-release employment project

This project has investigated the role of post-release employment in preventing re-incarceration among released prisoners who are vulnerable to mental illnesses and substance abuse. The report of this investigation is currently being reviewed for possible publication in an American rehabilitation journal.

Staff

Dr Geoffrey Waghorn (Head)

Beverley Gladman (Research Officer)

Shannon Dias (Research Officer)

Publications

Journal articles

Waghorn G, Chant D. (2013). Overworking among people with psychiatric disorders: results from a large community survey. Accepted Sept 2011 by Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.

Waghorn, G., Saha, S., Harvey, C., McGrath, J. et al. (2012) Earning and learning in people with psychotic disorders. Results from Australia’s second survey of psychotic disorders. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(8), 774-785.

Waghorn, G. (2012). Implementing evidence-based practices in supported employment for people with psychiatric disabilities. Editorial for Special Issue. Journal of Rehabilitation, 78(1), 2-3.

Waghorn, G. Childs, S., Hampton, E., Gladman, B, Greaves, A, Bowman, D. (2012). Enhancing community mental health services through formal partnerships with supported employment services. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 15(2), 157-180

Waghorn, G., Chant, D., & Jonsdottir, A. (2011). Comorbidity and labor force activity among people with psychiatric disorders. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53(1), 68-73.

Waghorn, G., & Chant, D. (2011). Receiving treatment, labor force activity, and work performance among people with psychiatric disorders: Results from a population survey. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 21, 547-558.

Waghorn G. (2011) Strategic reform of deployable mental health support. ADF Health, 12(1) 39-44.

Waghorn, G., Stephenson, A., & Browne, D. (2011). The importance of service integration in developing effective employment services for people with severe mental health conditions. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(7), 339-347.

King, J., Cleary, C., Harris, M.G., Lloyd, C., & Waghorn, G. (2011). The employment-related information needs of Australian mental health service clients and clinicians. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 39, 291-303.

Nepe, M., Pini, T., Waghorn, G. (2011). Enhancing mental health services through joint delivery with employment and other essential community services: early lessons from an innovative New Zealand program. Mental Health Review Journal, 16(2), 64-76.

Waghorn, G. (2011). Commentary on ‘Barriers and attitudes health professionals working in eating disorders experience’. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 18(7), 338.

Harris, M., Gladman, B., Hennessey, N., Lloyd, C., Mowry, B., & Waghorn, G. (2011). Reliability and validity mof a measure of role functioning among people with psychiatric disabilities.Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58, 203-208.

Harris, M., Gladman, B., Hennessey, N., Lloyd, C., Mowry, B., & Waghorn, G. (2011). The reliability of an education-related self-efficacy scale for people with psychiatric disabilities. Community Mental Health Journal, 47, 136-142.

Waghorn, G., Chant, D., Lloyd, C., & Harris, M. (2011). Earning or learning among Australian community residents with psychiatric disorders: Results from a large community survey. Psychiatry Research, 186, 109-116.

Waghorn, G., Harris, M., Gladman, B., Hennessey, N., Lloyd, C., Mowry, B. (2011). Reliability and validity of a measure of work-related subjective experiences for people with psychiatric disabilities. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 18(3), 588-597.

Harris, M., Gladman, B., Hennessey, N., Lloyd, C., Mowry, B., and Waghorn, G. (2010). Reliability of a scale of work-related self-efficacy for people with psychiatric disabilities. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 33(2), 183-186.

Stewart G, Sara G., Harris, G., Waghorn, G., Hall, A., Sivarajasingam, S., Gladman, B., Hennessy, N., Mowry, B. (2010). A brief measure of vocational activity and community participation: Psychometric properties of the APQ6. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(3), 258-266.

Browne, D., & Waghorn, G. (2010). Employment services as an early intervention for young people with mental illness. Early Intervention in Psychiatry,4, 327-335.

Robson, E., Waghorn, G. Sherring, J., Morris, A. (2010). Preliminary outcomes from an individualised supported education program delivered by a community mental health service. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(10), 481-486.

Rampton, N., Waghorn, G., Lloyd, C., & De Souza, T. (2010). Employment service provider knowledge of service user assistance needs. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 13(1), 22-39.

Lloyd, C., Waghorn, G. (2009). Commentary on ethical research governance. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 16, 295-296.

Waghorn, G. Measuring the fidelity of supported employment for people with severe mental illness. (2009). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 56(5), 367-368.

Lloyd, C., Deane, F., Tse, S., & Waghorn, G. (2009). Supporting recovery oriented services for people with severe mental illness. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 15(1), 1-11.

Waghorn, G., Lockett H., Bacon, J., Gorman, P., Durie S. (2009). The importance of leadership in implementing evidence-based supported employment services for people with severe mental illness. The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, 5(suppl), 51-56.

Browne, D., Stephenson, A., Wright, J., and Waghorn, G. (2009). Developing high performing employment services for people with mental illness. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation,16(9), 502-511.

Waghorn G., Lloyd C., & Clune A. (2009). Reviewing the theory and practice of occupational therapy in mental health rehabilitation. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(7), 314-322.

Waghorn, G., De Souza, T., Lloyd, C., & Rampton, N. (2009). The working alliance in supported employment for people with severe mental health problems. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 16(6), 2-9.

Harris, M., Cleary, C., King, J., & Waghorn, G. (2009). Development and preliminary evaluation of an employment resource for mental health service consumers, carers, and clinicians. Advances in Mental Health, 8(1), 80-94.

Waghorn, G., Chant, D, Harris, M. (2009). Stability of correlates of labour force activity among people with psychiatric disorders. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 119, 393-405.

Waghorn, G., & Lloyd, C. (2009). Population health surveys: An introduction to basic concepts. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 16(4), 1-8.

Porteous, N., Waghorn, G. (2009). Developing evidence-based supported employment services for young adults receiving public mental health services. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 56(1), 34-39.

Waghorn, G., Chant, D., Lloyd, C, Harris, M. (2009). Labour market conditions, labour force activity, and prevalence of psychiatric disorders. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44, 171-178.

Book chapters and monographs

Lloyd C, Waghorn G. (2012). Vocational rehabilitation for people with mental health problems. In Meadows G, Singh B, Grigg M, Farhall J, McDermott F, and Fossey E (Eds), Mental Health in Australia, Oxford University Press.

Waghorn, G., Harris, M., King, J., & Cleary, C. (2011). Building a career of your choice. A guide for service users, families, and mental health professionals. Second Edition. Brisbane: Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Directorate, Queensland Health, Queensland Government.

Waghorn, G., and Lloyd, C. (2010). Employment and people with mental illness. Ch 1 in Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health. C. Lloyd (ed). New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Lloyd, C., and Waghorn, G. (2010). The importance of vocation in recovery for young people with mental illness. Ch 8 in Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health. C. Lloyd (ed). New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Waghorn, G., and Spowart, C.E. (2010). Managing personal information in supported employment for people with psychiatric disabilities. Ch 13 in Vocational rehabilitation and mental health. C. Lloyd (ed). New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Waghorn G, Lloyd C, Tsang HWH. 2009. Vocational rehabilitation for people with psychiatric and psychological disorders. In: JH Stone, M Blouin, editors. International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation. Available online: http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/encyclopedia/article.php?id=39&language=en

Waghorn, G., Harris, M., King, J., & Cleary, C. (2009). Building a career of your choice. A guide for service users, families, and mental health professionals. Canberra: Mental Health Branch, Department of Health and Ageing, Australian Government.