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Mental Health and Work: Sweden

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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 Sweden is the second 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. It concludes that Swedish policy makers recognise the need to take steps to tackle mental ill-health and its labour market implications, but that a more comprehensive reform effort and a long-term commitment to it is needed in order to prevent problems from arising in the first place and respond more effectively when they do occur.

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Integrating mental health and employment services in Sweden

This chapter discusses the effectiveness of the mental health system in providing adequate treatment to persons with common mental disorders, subsequently looking at the resource capacity in primary health care services, treatment options and the accessibility of specialist mental health care services. It then reviews the recent policy initiatives to improve co-ordination between the mental health and the employment system and the extent to which rehabilitation services are offered in an integrated way.

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