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Table 2 Barriers and drivers by cross-cutting theme

From: Barriers and drivers to stakeholder engagement in global mental health projects

Cross-cutting themes

Barriers

Drivers

Contextual considerations

Complex environments

Fragile, emerging or under-resourced health systems

Competing priorities

Low resources

Comprehensive contextual understanding

Realistic demands, supportive structures and streamlining services

Relationships

Competition

Lack of reciprocity

Time

Capacity

Trust

Leveraging existing resources and relationships

Participation, uptake and empowerment

Achieving active engagement

Diverging expectations

Meaningful participation

Empowerment opportunities

Bottom-up advocacy and communication

Stigma

Low status of mental health

Negative perceptions of people living with mental illness