OECD Report on Mental Health and Work in Denmark to launch on 25 February 2013 in Copenhagen


20/02/2013 - The OECD will present its first-ever review of mental health and work challenges in Denmark during a seminar open to media in Copenhagen on Monday 25 February 2013.


Mental Health and Work: Denmark 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 Denmark, as in other OECD countries. The report analyses the current situation and makes a series of recommendations on how the government could improve its ongoing reforms of disability benefits and flexjobs to address these challenges.


Bo Smith, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Employment, and OECD employment experts Mark Keese and Christopher Prinz will open the seminar at 11.00 AM at the Scandic Copenhagen, Vester Søgade 6, 1601 København. This event is open to media.


The report will be available on the OECD’s password-protected website from 11.00 CET on Monday 25 February for immediate release.


For further information or to register, journalists can contact Spencer Wilson ( or the OECD Media Division (, +33 1 4524 9700).


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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