Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

OECD Report on Mental Health and Work in Belgium to launch on 29 January 2013 in Brussels


22/01/2013 - The OECD will present its first-ever review of mental health and work challenges in Belgium during a seminar open to media in Brussels on Tuesday 29 January 2013.


Mental Health and Work: Belgium presents an overview of the country’s approach to helping people with mental health issues stay in the workplace or find a job. The number of people on disability benefit, especially for mental disorders, is rising in Belgium, as in other OECD countries. The report analyses the current situation and makes a series of recommendations on how companies, healthcare providers and the employment services could work together more effectively to address the challenges.


OECD Deputy-Secretary-General Yves Leterme and Jo de Cock, INAMI administrator, will open the seminar at 14.00 at the INAMI, Avenue de Tervueren 211, 1150 Brussels. This event is open to media - complete agenda.


The report will be available on the OECD’s  password-protected website from 14.00 CET on Tuesday 29 January for immediate release.


To register, journalists should email


Requests to receive the report under embargo ahead of release time, or to obtain a password to access the website, should be sent to Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.


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