If the person is off work for: · 20 days the chance of ever getting back to work is 70%; · 45 days the chance of ever getting back to work is 50%; and · 70 days the chance of ever getting back to work is 35%
Johnson D, Fry T. Factors Affecting Return to Work after Inj
People with a mental illness are among the most socially and economically marginalised members of the community, experiencing high levels of unemployment and nonparticipation in the work force.
Mental Health Council of Australia (2007) Lets get to work:
"When I started I was – like, I dunno, hesitant around people with a mental illness but now I know it’s just like me. I mean I have diabetes so I have to watch my health and stuff. They have like a mental problem and they have to be careful about … you know their thoughts. But at work – you know we all just do our jobs and get on."
Pat, social firm co-worker
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