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Country reports on mental health and work
Our new series of reports looks at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries.
For more information see The OECD Mental Health and Work Project.
Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work
Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work found that one in five workers suffer from a mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, and many are struggling to cope.
The report challenges some of the myths around mental health and concludes that policymakers need to look for new solutions. Most people with a mental disorder work, with employment rates of between 55% to 70%, about 10 to 15 percentage points lower than for people without disorders.
Further documentation on mental health and work
- Mental Health and Work Expert Seminar, 17 April 2013 - Lessons from the First Country Reports
- Mental Health and Work: Achieving well-integrated policies and service delivery (OECD Social and Migration Working Papers No 161)