Report 48: Mental health, employment and the social care workforce

The importance of mental health in employment

Employment rates vary greatly according to the type of impairment a person has; only 20 per cent of people with mental health problems are in employment (2)

This section sets out the main reasons why mental health is an important issue in social care employment (as well as in employment generally).

It shows the findings from research which looks at social justice and rights, economic costs and benefits, the value of work to people with mental issues, and what they can offer to employers and organisations.

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