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Mental Health and Work
Mental Health and Work: Sweden
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  05 Mar 2013
Pages: 132 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264188730 , OECD Code: 812013071E1
Price:   €16 | $23 | £14 | ¥2100 | MXN300
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Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on Sweden is the second in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It concludes that Swedish policy makers recognise the need to take steps to tackle mental ill-health and its labour market implications, but that a more comprehensive reform effort and a long-term commitment to it is needed in order to prevent problems from arising in the first place and respond more effectively when they do occur.

Table of contents:

Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Chapter 1. Mental health and work challenges in Sweden
-Introduction: definitions and objectives
-The outcomes: where Sweden stands
-The context: systems and institutions
Chapter 2. Youth in Sweden, mental ill-health and the transition into the labour market
-The role of the education system in tackling mental ill-health
-Mental ill-health, school drop-outs and NEET
-Transition into the labour market
-Tackling the issue of young people on disability benefits
-Conclusion and recommendations
Chapter 3. Productivity, sustained competitiveness and the Swedish work environment
-Mental health problems at work
-Prevention strategies
-Retention strategies
-Conclusion and recommendations
Chapter 4. Facilitating early return to work in Sweden
-Tackling labour market exclusion via sickness and disability benefits
-Addressing mental ill-health in other working-age benefits
-Conclusion and recommendations
Chapter 5. Integrating mental health and employment services in Sweden
-Treatment, access and utilisation of mental health services
-The health and employment interface
-Conclusion and recommendations
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