Position Statements are approved by the College’s Policy and Public Affairs Committee and are concise statements of College policy.
These statements are available to download in PDF format (free of charge).
- Occupational mental health: Addressing patients’ occupational, educational and psychosocial needs as an essential aspect of mental health care (PS01/22)
The paper highlights the importance of supporting individuals to take part in appropriate work, wherever possible, as this can positively contribute to the recovery of individuals who have mental health conditions. Therefore, all mental health professionals should formally consider whether employment is a precipitating and/or maintaining factor in someone’s mental health condition, and should view being in appropriate work as a key treatment outcome.
Through the implementation of this paper's recommendations for Government, employers, the NHS and psychiatrists is, we believe a positive contribution can be made to this important issue.