Mental health

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:

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.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, IAPT
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

This report examines activity, waiting times and outcomes in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016.

IAPT is run by the NHS in England and offers NICE-approved therapies for treating people with depression or anxiety. 

There were 953,000 people who entered treeatment but only 396 people received employment support (low intensity) asnd only 57 people received high intensity employment support.

http://content.digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB22110

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

This note provides a brief summary of Government policy on mental health in England. It covers policies introduced under the 2010-2015 Coalition Government, and those introduced under the 2015 Conservative Government. It is not intended to provide detail on every recent policy, and instead focuses on the main developments and programmes of work. It focuses on health policy, and so does not look in detail at wider changes that may affect people with mental health problems, such as welfare reform and social care policy. However, links to further reading are included in the Appendix.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Research

This paper was published in the Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice and was co-authored by Mark Bertram of SLAM Mental Health NHS Trust.

The purpose of this paper is to explore what helped seven people in contact with secondary mental health services achieve their vocational goals, such as: employment, education, training and volunteering.

The authors used the practice of co-operative inquiry – staff and peer supporters co-designed an evaluation of vocational and peer support work with service users.

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