People with serious mental illness (SMI) have an interest in working, but they experience high levels of marginalization from the community based labour force. A variety of approaches to address the range of individual, occupational, workplace and societal factors that contribute to this marginalization have been developed. These interventions are directly focused on securing and sustaining employment or creating employment opportunities. A sound knowledge of these approaches is important for occupational therapists working in mental health whether or not they are directly involved in employment support services. This review will describe five distinct approaches, briefly summarize the evidence for these approaches, report predictors of outcomes where available and identify relevant gaps and other issues.
This purchase is for the May 14, 2013 Lunch & Learn webinar presentation web link archive. The archive purchase will be in the format of a web-based link that will be emailed to you separately in the following business days.