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Table 1 Total staff, consumers and type of interventions provided at the residential facilities, adopted from Parker, Dark [17]

From: Recovery services and expectation of consumers and mental health professionals in community-based residential facilities of Ghana

Indicators Description of profession Facility 1 Facility 2
Facility Location Kumasi Metropolis Ejisu-Juaben District
The minimum duration of rehabilitation 9–18 months
MHPs Total FTE staff 13 6
Total FTE clinical staff 2 3
Non-Clinical staff 11 3
Rotational (Casual nurses) Min 10 max 30 Min 10 max 30
Total peer-support staff 5 3
Consumer: FTE staff ratio 3:1 9:1
Consumers Maximum occupancy (consumers) 40 55
Physical Environment Number of self-contained independent living units None None
Number of shared halls and rooms for living 22 6
Total number of beds for consumers 55
Philosophy of care Recovery-oriented Yesa Yesb
Strengths-based Yes Yes
Designated rehabilitation focus Yes Yes
Voluntary engagement in rehabilitation Yesc Yesc
Individualized care planning Yes Yes
Transitional support Yesd Yesd
Role of peer support Minimal support Minimal support
Treatment and support Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Yes Yes
Living skills support and development Yes Yes
Structured leisure and physical activities Yes Yes
Social integration and economic empowerment Yesf Yesf
Evidence-based therapeutic group programs Limited Limited
  1. aRecovery oriented approach (psychological rehabilitation, social integration and economic empowerment, eg cottage industry)
  2. bRecovery oriented (assessment, detoxification, rehab treatment, addiction therapy, extended care)
  3. cConsumers have voluntary engagement with rehabilitation activities but sometimes accepted through an involuntary approach
  4. dTransitional support programmes at the residential facilities are limited
  5. fStructured social integration and economic empowerment programmes are limited due to financial challenges