Employment and mental health.

Employers are far less likely to employ people with mental illnesses than those with physical ailments, a report shows. Just 20% of those with severe mental health problems have jobs, compared with 65% who have physical problems.

Employers, especially small firms, need more support and advice in helping employees with mental ill health

Confederation of British Industry spokesman

 We consistently fail people who have mental health problems
Jodie, Warrington

The government is launching an initiative urging employers to improve conditions for people with a mental health problem.   To read the full story click on the link below.   Please e-mail your comments/experiences if you have any.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6034193.stm

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