The costs of mental ill-health for individuals, employers and society at large are
enormous. Mental illness is responsible for a very significant loss of potential labour
supply, high rates of unemployment, and a high incidence of sickness absence and reduced
productivity at work. Following an introductory report (Sick on the Job: Myths and
Realities about Mental Health and Work) and nine country reports, this final synthesis
report summarizes the findings from the participating countries and makes the case
for a stronger policy response.