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Only a quarter of people with long-term mental health problems are in work

Small adjustments can make a big difference to employees’ ability to stay in their jobs, experts say

Just one in four (26.2 per cent) people who have had a mental health problem or phobia for more than a year are in work, new analysis has found.

In contrast, four out of five (80.4 per cent) non-disabled people are working, as are half (50.2 per cent) of all disabled people as defined by the Equality Act, according to the study by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

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June 29, 2017

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