Mental Health, employment and the use of private funding

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Mental health is key to everyone’s well-being. It affects our relationships, our work and our overall happiness. But at any one time, one in six people are suffering from mental health problems. This costs society £67bn every year—as much as the government has recently spent bailing out UK banks.

The economic cost of mental health problems is mainly down to unemployment, sick leave and poor performance at work. Job well done is a guide for funders keen to reduce these huge costs and improve lives. This report identifies effective charities and approaches to using private funding to help people with mental health problems get back to work.