Returning to work is seen as a milestone in recovery
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Returning to work is seen as a milestone in recovery

Miles Rinaldi Head of recovery and social inclusion, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

The ‘place and train’ approach is helping people with mental health conditions stay in paid employment

Unemployment is bad for mental and physical health (Wadell and Burton 2006). Work provides financial independence, structure and purpose, opportunities for socialising and developing new relationships, a sense of identity, self-worth and meaning in life.

Mental Health Practice. 23, 1, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/mhp.23.1.14.s9

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