Evidence-based Support Employment Conference, 3 March 2011, Dr Bill Gunnyeon
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Dr Bill Gunnyeon, Director for Health Work and Well Being, Department for Work and Pensions ...

Dr Bill Gunnyeon, Director for Health Work and Well Being, Department for Work and Pensions

Ministers in DWP are interested in mental health – Chris Grayling, Minister for Employment is keen to improve outcomes for people with mental health problems and Lord Freud’s interest is not just in improving work outcomes but improving mental health for the population as a whole. The Government has asked Liz Sayce to review specialist disability programmes and the report will be published summer 2011.

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Evidence-based Support Employment Conference, 3 March 2011, Dr Bill Gunnyeon Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Dr Bill Gunnyeon Chief Medical Adviser Department for Work and Pensions 3 March 2011 MENTAL HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT AND DISADVANTAGE Making A Difference
  • 2.
    • These three are inextricably linked
      • Mental health problems – currently make employment less likely, and contribute to other disadvantages
        • Employment rates very low for people who have mental health conditions
        • People with depression have significantly worse survival rate from cancer and heart disease.
      • Unemployment – bad for health and causes wider disadvantage
        • Unemployment can increase the risk of developing mental health problems
        • Parental unemployment is associated with a 2/3 fold increased risk of emotional or conduct disorder in childhood.
      • Disadvantage – increases risk of mental health problems
        • Men living in poorest households are three times more likely to have a common mental health condition.
        • Children from poorest 20% of households have threefold increased risk of mental health problems.
    Mental health, employment and disadvantage
  • 3. The employment penalty for mental health
  • 4.
    • These three are inextricably linked
      • Mental health problems – currently make employment less likely, and contribute to other disadvantages
        • Employment rates very low for people who have mental health conditions
        • People with depression have significantly worse survival rate from cancer and heart disease.
      • Unemployment – bad for health and causes wider disadvantage
        • Unemployment can increase the risk of developing mental health problems
        • Parental unemployment is associated with a 2/3 fold increased risk of emotional or conduct disorder in childhood.
      • Disadvantage – increases risk of mental health problems
        • Men living in poorest households are three times more likely to have a common mental health condition.
        • Children from poorest 20% of households have threefold increased risk of mental health problems.
    Mental health, employment and disadvantage
  • 5. Scale of the problem
    • Problem: Employment rates for people who have mental health conditions are too low.
    • Societal cost
      • Benefits
        • c.£8bn a year paid to people out of work with diagnosed mental health condition
      • Lost productivity and wasted potential
        • c.£25bn in ‘lost productivity’
      • Costs of wider ‘disadvantage’ exacerbated by reduced opportunity for employment
    • Personal cost
      • Financial
      • Health
  • 6. Addressing the problem
    • Needs an integrated approach, built on key principles:
    • Encouraging positive mental health
    • Tackling stigma
    • Identifying mental health problems early (childhood)
    • Ensuring speedy access to appropriate support
    • Building strong links between healthcare and employment support to improve work outcomes
  • 7. So what is being done?
    • Welfare Reform
    • Universal credits
    • WCA development
    • Employment Support
    • Work Programme and Work Choice
    • Access to Work also being reformed
    • Sayce Review
    • The Role Of Health Services
    • IAPT – severe conditions and employment support
    • Health outcomes frameworks (NHS, Social Care and Public Health)
    • Support for employers
    • Adviceline
    • Fit For Work Service
    • Fit Note
  • 8. The role of Public Health
    • Public Health:
      • “ the science and art of promoting and protecting health and well-being , preventing ill health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society ” (Faculty of Public Health)
    • Improving employment rates for people promotes health and wellbeing, and needs the organised efforts of society
    • Recognised as such in No Health Without Mental Health (the Mental Health Strategy)
    • Healthy Lives, Healthy People (the Public Health White Paper) also recognises this
      • Tackles health (including mental health) over the life course
      • Seeks to address health inequalities
      • Employment rates of people with mental illness are included in the Outcomes Framework currently out for consultation
  • 9. Future challenges
    • Persuading GP commissioners
    • The role of MH in new Public Health system
    • Work Programme and A2W / Work Choice
    • Stigma
    • Economic climate