Mental Health and Employment Huw Davies Regional Employment Team Coordinator [email_address]
Aims <ul><li>To improve regional employment rates for working age adults with long term mental health needs </li></ul><ul>...
The context <ul><li>1 in 6 people or 7 million adults in England suffer from a common mental health problem. The cost to e...
The link between work  and mental health <ul><li>“Unemployment and social isolation are important risk factors for deterio...
Who are we talking about? Furthest from work Close to work In work At risk Supported Employment / IPS PSA16 Pathways to Wo...
Social exclusion  and worklessness <ul><li>Reaching Out action plan – Action 23 </li></ul><ul><li>PSA16 (social exclusion)...
How are we doing now?
Employment rates by Trust area Source: 2007 Healthcare Commission survey
Employment support received Source: 2007 Healthcare Commission survey
Links to other initiatives <ul><li>Improving Access to Psychological Therapies </li></ul><ul><li>Health, Work and Wellbein...
Priorities <ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent and robust local data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic alignment ...
Spatial approach <ul><li>Regional support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods, policy and practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Target...
Employment Support <ul><li>Information, advice and guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Supported employment / IPS </li></ul><ul><li...
Welfare to Work: A spectrum of options Rehabilitation Voluntary work Work experience Permitted work Open employment Shelte...
<ul><li>Getting a job is just the start. </li></ul><ul><li>Support is needed by employer and employee to achieve: </li></u...
Workstep <ul><li>Employment programme for those further from independent working </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JCP funded, Ofsted ...
Key elements of proposed provision: <ul><li>Boxes 1, 2 & 3 under a single contract in each geographic area.  </li></ul>Lon...
Information <ul><li>Huw Davies (Regional Employment Team) </li></ul><ul><li>CSIP North West Regional Development Centre </...
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  • Mental Health and Employment

    1. 1. Mental Health and Employment Huw Davies Regional Employment Team Coordinator [email_address]
    2. 2. Aims <ul><li>To improve regional employment rates for working age adults with long term mental health needs </li></ul><ul><li>To improve job sustainability for people using secondary mental health services </li></ul>
    3. 3. The context <ul><li>1 in 6 people or 7 million adults in England suffer from a common mental health problem. The cost to employers is estimated at £26 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Over 40% of people on Incapacity Benefits are there because of mental health problems </li></ul><ul><li>If an individual is off work for 2 years they are more likely to retire or die than return to work </li></ul>
    4. 4. The link between work and mental health <ul><li>“Unemployment and social isolation are important risk factors for deteriorating mental health and suicide.” </li></ul><ul><li>Social Exclusion Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Work is good for our health but it can also be part of the problem. Let’s make sure we find the right work! </li></ul>
    5. 5. Who are we talking about? Furthest from work Close to work In work At risk Supported Employment / IPS PSA16 Pathways to Work / IAPT Occupational health / health promotion Job retention / GP support / IAPT
    6. 6. Social exclusion and worklessness <ul><li>Reaching Out action plan – Action 23 </li></ul><ul><li>PSA16 (social exclusion) </li></ul><ul><li>Local Area Agreements National Indicator 150 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The percentage of adults in contact with secondary mental health services in employment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local improvement targets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline data? </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. How are we doing now?
    8. 8. Employment rates by Trust area Source: 2007 Healthcare Commission survey
    9. 9. Employment support received Source: 2007 Healthcare Commission survey
    10. 10. Links to other initiatives <ul><li>Improving Access to Psychological Therapies </li></ul><ul><li>Health, Work and Wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational health and job retention </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local area agreements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>worklessness agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education and training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train to Gain </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Priorities <ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent and robust local data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic alignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commissioning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outcome focused services and pathways </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate support and partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employer engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility in recruitment and retention </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Spatial approach <ul><li>Regional support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods, policy and practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Targeted support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus areas covering 3 Mental Health Trusts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot work and dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LAA implementation </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Employment Support <ul><li>Information, advice and guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Supported employment / IPS </li></ul><ul><li>Workstep provision </li></ul><ul><li>Welfare reform (ESA) in late 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment support Allowance introduced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workstep programme to be redesigned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All existing IB claimants to be reviewed by 2013 </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Welfare to Work: A spectrum of options Rehabilitation Voluntary work Work experience Permitted work Open employment Sheltered work Is it real work? Does it involve progression? Social enterprise Job retention
    15. 15. <ul><li>Getting a job is just the start. </li></ul><ul><li>Support is needed by employer and employee to achieve: </li></ul><ul><li>confidence </li></ul><ul><li>competence </li></ul><ul><li>sustainability </li></ul>© base-uk.org
    16. 16. Workstep <ul><li>Employment programme for those further from independent working </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JCP funded, Ofsted inspected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under review  proposed changes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Choice of local providers </li></ul><ul><li>Allows sustained and more intensive support </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on progression and sustained work </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of capacity to meet potential demand </li></ul>
    17. 17. Key elements of proposed provision: <ul><li>Boxes 1, 2 & 3 under a single contract in each geographic area. </li></ul>Long-Term Support in Work Prevocational activity & getting a job Access to Work 2 Year (Max) Transitional Support 3 1 2
    18. 18. Information <ul><li>Huw Davies (Regional Employment Team) </li></ul><ul><li>CSIP North West Regional Development Centre </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel. 07946 537286 </li></ul>

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