Reported mental health challenges common in unemployed – person centred approaches important

By: Lynne Peters   Comments off 373 Views0


The latest research bulletin from Do-IT Solutions shows the interaction between mental health, learning difficulties such as Dyslexia and job outcomes.  See attached bulletin for more detail. With 54% of people reporting mental health challenges in a Work Programme cohort, there is a  need for advisors to be able to ask appropriate questions and have sufficient training to see how this may impact on confidence and competence in gaining employment. We found that 13% of the sample also reported having learning difficulties such as Dyslexia. The challenge in reality is not everyone has one condition and the patterns of overlap were variable so some people had anxiety, depression and dyslexia for example.

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