Mental health, employment and the social care workforce

Document type
Literature review
Corporate author(s)
Social Care Institute for Excellence (Great Britain)
Publisher
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Date of publication
1 October 2011
Series
Workforce development report; 48
Subject(s)
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Mental health services, Employment
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Government intends to make it possible for working age adults with mental health problems to gain and retain competitive employment in all fields including social care. This guide sets out the main findings from narrative and intervention studies, reviews, guidance and policy that have been systematically identified. Its purpose is to inform the policy, practice and research agendas on mental health, and employment in the context of the social care workforce. It sets out some conclusions and recommendations drawn from this research to inform staff in occupational health, human resources and line managers in the social care field of what helps retain employees with mental health problems and enable people with mental health problems to succeed in gaining or regaining employment in social care.

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