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Working with Schizophrenia: Pathways to employment, recovery and inclusion

Working with Schizophrenia: Pathways to employment, recovery and inclusion

Wednesday, 06 February 2013
13:00 - 14:30
Churchill Room, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA


  • Charles Walker MP, chair of the Mental Health All-Party Parliamentary Group
  • Steve Bevan, director, Centre for Workforce Effectiveness
  • Yvonne Stewart-Williams, campaigner/activist and member of the Schizophrenia Commission

The Work Foundation presented a preview of its new research to an invited audience at the House of Commons. Even though most people with schizophrenia are willing and able to work, this group encounters one of the lowest employment rates among all disadvantaged groups. Only 8% of people with schizophrenia are currently in employment.

The report examines the impact of schizophrenia on an individual's ability to enter or remain in the labour market, outlining how such barriers can be addressed by policymakers, employers, healthcare professionals as well as those with the condition and their carers. 

The report captures:

• the impact of schizophrenia, including quality of life and work capacity

• societal attitudes that aid or prevent employment opportunities

• interventions that may help improve labour market participation;

• policy recommendations

The report will be made available on Monday 11th February 2013. 

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