Mental Health and Work

Mental Health and Work: United Kingdom
ISSN :
2225-7985 (online)
ISSN :
2225-7977 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/22257985
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The costs of mental ill-health for individuals, employers and society at large are enormous. Mental illness is responsible for a very significant loss of potential labour supply, high rates of unemployment, and a high incidence of sickness absence and reduced productivity at work. In particular, mental illness causes too many young people to leave the labour market, or never really enter it, through early moves onto disability benefit. Despite these very high costs to the individuals and the economy, there is only little awareness about the connection between mental health and work, and the drivers behind the labour market outcomes and the level of inactivity of people with mental ill-health. This series contributes to filling that knowledge gap. It offers both a general overview of the main challenges and barriers to better integrating people with mental illness in the world of work, as well as a close look at the situation in specific OECD countries.
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    10 Feb 2014 Click to Access:  Mental Health and Work: United Kingdom
OECD
This report on the United Kingdom looks at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges are being tackled.
    23 Jan 2014 Click to Access:  Mental Health and Work: Switzerland
OECD
This report on Switzerland looks at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges are being tackled.
    05 Mar 2013 Click to Access:  Mental Health and Work: Sweden
OECD
This report on Sweden looks at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges are being tackled.
    05 Mar 2013 Click to Access:  Mental Health and Work: Norway
OECD
This report on Norway looks at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges are being tackled.
    25 Feb 2013 Click to Access:  Mental Health and Work: Denmark
OECD
This report on Denmark looks at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges are being tackled.
    29 Jan 2013 Click to Access:  Mental Health and Work: Belgium
OECD
This report on Belgium looks at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges are being tackled.
    17 Jan 2012 Click to Access:  Sick on the Job?
OECD
This report aims to identify the knowledge gaps and begin to narrow them by reviewing evidence on the main challenges and barriers to better integrating people with mental illness in the world of work.
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