Welcome to ‘Working for Mental Health’

‘Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.’

Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This website contains a range of information to help mental health practitioners and commissioners to provide timely and evidenced based vocational interventions for people with mental health conditions.

Do you know that:

  • In 2010 48% of people in contact with secondary mental health services did not receive any help with finding employment, but would have liked to. (CQC 2010 Community Survey)
  • Supporting someone with their employment aspirations is a key part of the recovery process?
  • People report having better mental health and therefore use services less when they are in employment?

Having a job is about having an identity, an income stream, a social circle and somewhere to develop and learn new skills. There are many different ways that you as an individual and as an organisation can help someone to think about, work towards and achieve their employment aspirations.

This website brings together a range of toolsresearchpolicyresourcestraining and services to enable you to make the economic and individual case for providing employment support within mental health services AND to enable an organisation and/or individual practitioners to skilfully support people with their employment aspirations.

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