Improving Employment Outcomes in Early Psychosis: Social and Economic Benefits of Early Intervention.
Grant number: LP0883237 | Funding period: 2009 - 2013
Over 74% of people with psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia, despite wanting to work, are unemployed, more than any other disability group. This project examines an evidence-based method in which young people with psychosis can be effectively supported to return to the competitive labour market. In Australia, unemployment of people with schizophrenia costs $927 million, over half the total illness costs of schizophrenia. For people with psychosis, unemployment exacerbates social and economic marginalisation. This project aims to reduce the economic cost of unemployment among the mentally ill as well as using employment to reduce social marginalisation of people with mental illness.
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Understanding what it means to be socially included for people with a lived experience of mental illness
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During recovery, young people with psychosis need attention paid not only to their psychotic symptoms but also to the areas of fun..
Managing disclosure following recent-onset psychosis: utilizing the Individual Placement and Support model
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AIMS: Individual Placement and Support is the most defined and evidence-based approach to supported employment for severe mental i..