Asset-based approaches

Transitional outcomes from social enterprise interventions for young people with additional support needs

ESSS Outline

Iriss ESSS Outline: Transitional outcomes from social enterprise interventions for young people with additional support needs
This evidence summary seeks to address the following question relating to the outcomes of involvement in social enterprises for young people with additional support needs: What are the benefits of social enterprise ventures such as cafés for young people with additional support needs? How does evidence from academic research and lived experience back up the approaches taken by [organisation redacted] as examples of good practice? It identifies some key studies relating to the wide range of outcomes for young people with additional support needs from work- and employment-based social enterprise interventions and recommendations for good practice.

Community social work case studies

A series of case studies that demonstrate what community social work is and has to offer, grounded in real-life context and experience.

From strength to strength

Iriss.fm, Episode 158

Iriss.fm
Catch-up with East Dunbartonshire Council about how an assets-based approach can improve mental health and wellbeing.

WITTY (What's Important To You?)

Create your own personalised map of what is important in your life to help promote well-being

WITTY on desktop

WITTY is a free iPad app which enables people to visually map positive assets and factors they have and can better engage with in day to day life.

Whilst we have provided this tool on an iPad you could create a paper version yourself using A3/A4 paper and images and objects you have to hand.

Social Assets in Action: Evaluation Report

Commissioned by IRISS, East Dunbartonshire CHP and East Dunbartonshire Council

East Dunbartonshire on map of Scotland
The Project aimed to incorporate strength-based practice in the delivery of mental health services by piloting Personal Asset Mapping, and to broaden awareness of community assets in order to show options outside of public service delivery including through developing a Community Well-being (asset) Map. This was intended to complement rather than replace attention to the needs of people who use services.

Assets-based approaches to intervention

Iriss.fm, episode 23

Lisa Pattoni presents highlights from Paul Morin's presentation and discusses his research with Fiona Garven of the Scottish Community Development Centre and Jennifer McLean of the Glasgow Centre for Centre for Population Health.

Using an assets approach for positive mental health and well-being

An Iriss and East Dunbartonshire Council project

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For more information on the "Using an assets approach for positive mental health and well-being" project, please see the Asset Mapping project blog. Please note that the report is available for download in both PDF and EPUB versions above, in addition to being reproduced in full below.