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Employment: Mental Illness

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 905827, tabled on 28 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress his Department has made on supporting people with mental health conditions in the workplace.

Answered on

3 November 2014

The Government is committed to supporting people with mental health problems to remain in work.

We are launching Fit for Work to support people off sick for four weeks or more to help them return to work, as well as introducing maximum waiting times for accessing talking therapies.

We are also working with the Department of Health to pilot different approaches to support people with mental health problems to return to work.

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