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Mental Health and Work: Switzerland

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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 Switzerland is the fifth 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 the Swiss system is well resourced to address the challenges in various policy fields; that due the involvemnet of a large number of stakeholders much needed policy coordination across different sectors is a difficult task; and that a stronger mental health focus is required in Switzerland's health, social and labour market policies.

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Swiss co-operation efforts to tackle long-term unemployment and inactivity

This chapter looks at the ability of the unemployment benefit scheme and the social welfare system in Switzerland to deal with the high prevalence of mental illness among their clients. It discusses awareness of the issue as well as means to identify mental health problems and help people with such problems to re-enter the labour market. The chapter’s main focus is on the current status, role, impact and future potential of inter-institutional co-operation which was introduced more than a decade ago and has been under constant development since.

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