Mental health

Access to Work Mental Health Support Service

Shaw Trust would welcome expressions of interest from organisations who would be interested in delivering or supporting the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service across England, Scotland and Wales.

NHS Benchmarking are undertaking a national review of employment support (including supported employment) for people suffering with poor mental health. This national audit includes providers in both the NHS and the rest of the statutory sector, along with voluntary sector providers.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Disability employment gap, Mental health, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

The TUC has published a report, Mental Health and Employment, that estimates that only 1 in 4 (26.2%) people with a mental illness or phobia lasting for 12 months or more are in work.

The report contains new analysis of official employment statistics, which finds that while 4 in 5 (80.4%) non-disabled people are in work, people with mental illness, anxiety or depression have substantially lower employment rates:

NHS England is conducting an audit of organisations providing employment support for people using secondary mental health services. The audit will establish a baseline position prior to NHS England inviting bids for targeted investment in the expansion of IPS (Individual Placement and Support) provision later this year. 

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched an expression of interest exercise for local authorities to jointly deliver a Local Supported Employment proof of concept.  Expressions of interest should be submitted by 27 March 2017.  

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

This study was commissioned by the West Midlands Mental Health Commission, a task force set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), to assess the current costs of mental ill health and current service provision across the region. It was led by the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham in partnership with the Centre for Mental Health.

The Prime MInister has announced a new partnership with employers to improve mental health support in the workplace. The initiative is part of a renewed emphasis on addressing the inequalities faced by people experiencing mental health problems.

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