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    Is the NHS mental health service preparing clients to resume employment?

    Kamau, Caroline (2016) Is the NHS mental health service preparing clients to resume employment? Psychiatric Services 67 (5), pp. 578-579. ISSN 1075-2730.

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    Objectives: The care program approach in the NHS mental health service emphasizes a holistic approach to treatment, including understanding how employment and mental health relate. Mental disorders account for 47% of UK long-term sickness-absence from the workplace therefore support for clients finding or keeping employment should be integrated with NHS mental healthcare. This study examined the extent to which this philosophy is put into practice. Methods: This study examined cross-sectional survey data from 3329 clients of the NHS mental health service. All expressed an interested in getting employment support. Results: Only 56% of the clients received this support. Univariate analysis of variance showed that clients who take psychiatric medication are significantly more likely to receive the support even controlling for the recency or duration of their use of the service, P<0.001. Conclusions: Care program approach training in NHS mental health services should increase staff awareness about clients’ employment support needs.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Caroline Kamau
    Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 09:13
    Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 22:14


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