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Mental Health and Work: Sweden

 

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Mental Health and Work: Sweden

Throughout the OECD, mental ill-health is increasingly recognised as a problem for social and labour market policy; a problem that is creating significant costs for people, employers and the economy at large. In Sweden, mental ill-health has become the leading cause of labour market exclusion among the working-age population, particularly among young people. Policymakers and service providers in Sweden have started  to take steps to tackle mental ill-health but current action is insufficient. A comprehensive effort is needed to promote young people’s mental health in schools.  Similarly, intervening early at workplaces will be critical to avoid people falling into sickness and disability benefits. Among other things, a key challenge will be to sufficiently integrate mental health services with employment services at a national and local level – this can mean building relationships with the Social Insurance Agency (SIA), public employment services (PES) and other relevant employment support providers.

 

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Executive summary (free pdf)
Assessment and recommendations (free PDF)
Chapter 1. Mental health and work challenges in Sweden (abstract | figures)
Chapter 2. Youth in Sweden, mental ill-health and the transition into the labour market (abstract | figures)
Chapter 3. Productivity, sustained competitiveness and the Swedish work environment (abstractfigures)
Chapter 4. Facilitating early return to work in Sweden (abstract | figures)
Chapter 5. Integrating mental health and employment services in Sweden (abstract | figures)

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