June/July 2009 (vol. 06/1)

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Healthy Minds at Work, Part 3

Part 3: The role of the case manager in helping those with mental health problems retain their job


The Healthy Minds at Work programme was a partnership of organisations in Wales, working together to help workers experiencing stress, anxiety or depression stay in their jobs. In the third of a series of articles Prof Andy Smith describes a project investigating the role of the case manager.

THERE has been a general recognition that employees with mental health problems are at greater risk of losing their jobs than other employees[1],[2]. This may reflect several factors, including disempowerment among employees with mental health problems and ignorance of these issues among employers. There has been a lack of systematic, coordinated interventions designed to aid retention in this group, possibly…

Prof Andy Smith is director of the Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology at Cardiff University.

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2009 (vol. 06/1) pp32-34

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