Psychological wellbeing and work: improving service provision and outcomes [UK] – Department for Work & Pensions, Department of Health – 20 January 2014

Posted on January 21, 2014. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol, Workforce |

Psychological wellbeing and work: improving service provision and outcomes [UK] – Department for Work & Pensions, Department of Health – 20 January 2014

Psychological Wellbeing and Work: Improving Service Provision and Outcomes / Christian van Stolk, Joanna Hofman, Marco Hafner,Barbara Janta, RAND Europe

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This report by RAND Europe explores proposals to improve employment and health outcomes for people with common mental health problems. It was commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health through the Cabinet Office’s Contestable Policy Fund.

The report makes a number of recommendations. These include:

using evidence-based models to provide services that combine employment and mental health support
increasing integration between existing treatment and employment services to improve outcomes in both areas
applying evidence-based models in new ways or a using combination of approaches
providing timely access to coordinated treatment and employment support for a greater number of people with common mental health problems

The government is currently considering propsals in the report to improve support for people with common mental health problems and improve integration between employment and health services. These include:

developing the link between psychological therapies and employment support
enhancing support for those out of work to build resilience
providing access to a range of work and wellbeing assessments online, by telephone and face to face”

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