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Mental Health and the Workplace

Published Thursday, October 25, 2012

This note summarises how the workplace affects mental health and vice versa.

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Poor mental health in the workplace is detrimental to individuals and businesses. This note summarises how the workplace affects mental health and vice versa. It describes the barriers to gaining and retaining employment and looks at ways of tackling mental health in the workplace and through healthcare services.

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Author: Peter Border

Topics: Benefits policy, Disability discrimination, Employment, Equality, Health services, Mental health

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