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Work Programme "Harming" MH Sufferers' Chances of Finding Work

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NervyTwo

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Work Programme "Harming" MH Sufferers' Chances of Finding Work

Not sure if this has been covered elsewhere on the forums, but I thought this would be interesting:

Iain Duncan Smith's Work Programme is STOPPING people with mental health issues getting jobs - Mirror Online

Speaking as someone who has been through the Work Programme I can honestly say it was the most stressful, anxiety-ridden two years of my life. I am sure that, far from helping me move closer to the labour market the Work Programme has made me feel more anxious about work than before I started. So thanks a bunch IDS. :yuck:
 
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I think there has been an article like this somewhere, can't recall if it specifically talked about mental health issues though.

I agree with the quote that a CV course just isn't enough to help someone with MH issues into work...
Just don't know if any of this is going to make those at the top do anything differently.:(
 
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i haven't been on the work programme got straight into support group touchwoood, i would dread the work programme having been on employment training and similat schemes in the past, i think now similar things would give me a breakdown
 
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