Mental Health and Work: Netherlands

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Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on the Netherlands is the seventh in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries.


Mental health of Dutch youth and the transition into the labour market

This chapter assesses the capacity of the Dutch system to support youth with mental health problems to acquire an educational qualification and to successfully transition into the labour market. It first discusses the school services that are available to identify and support youth with mental health problems in education and explains the youth care system. Second, strategies to tackle early school leaving are described. Finally, the transition of youth into the labour market is discussed, including an examination of the services that are provided to support this transition.



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