Work and mental health
Discover how employment impacts mental health and learn effective strategies to support individuals with mental health problems in finding and maintaining work. Explore the recovery model and ways to overcome barriers hindering employment for those with mental health issues.
Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems, most people with these difficulties could take paid employment if it were not for numerous barriers in the workplace and the wider community (Centre for Mental Health, 2013). In this free course, Work and mental health, you will look at some of the ways in which employment affects mental health and what can be done to support people in finding and keeping work.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Explain how the experience of mental health problems affect, and are affected by, employment
Understand how the recovery model can be used to support people with mental problems to return to work
Explain what can be done to reduce the barriers to employment for people with mental health problems.