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Table 3 Findings and recommendations

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

Findings Recommendations
The importance of understanding context Invest in high quality formative research
Look for opportunities to “build back better”
The nature of engagement Invest adequate time and funding to support engagement and trust-building
Create opportunities for meaningful and active engagement by service users, providers and policy makers
Promote formal and participatory engagement of service users and evaluate outcomes of this engagement
Leverage existing resources and relationships
Communication and dissemination Invest in informed mental health awareness raising and communication strategies
Create mechanisms to support engagement from program inception
Invest in capacity development opportunities to support knowledge translation and communications activities by researchers
Invest in activities that promote mental health awareness and capacity building among policy makers