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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