Mental health pilot launched3rd October 2014
Four pilot schemes have been launched by the government in England to help people with mental health problems find work.
The £2m pilots will run for six months in:
- Durham & Tees Valley
- Shropshire / Telford
The voluntary scheme will see some people on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offered employment support and psychiatric help.
Nearly half of the ESA claimants have mental health problems.
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Saturday 4th October 2014 @ 19:22
Indeed, a laudable effort by the government. It is to be hoped that the scheme will be extended to other regions too. It is alarming that half the ESA claimants are suffering from mental problems. But, has any Agency gone into the reasons for this, yet? I understand that most of these ESA receivers have NOT worked for years. If this is true, could it be that idleness and unwillingness to work in whatever capacity they can, are among the causes for the illness?
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Title: Mental health pilot launched
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 26107
Date Added: 3rd Oct 2014