Workforce participation and mental health

The are many factors for lower workforce participation than expected apart from stopping a job search. The rate of workforce participation is much lower when there is mental and behavioural conditions factoredPeople with mental and behavioural conditions have very low workforce participation rates of around 42 per cent compared to more than 80 per cent for people without disability (ABS) Read More statistics

Low workforce participation and mental and behavioural conditions

A national conference focusing on at risk groups for Long-Term Unemployment will be held on 18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

This conference will address the causes and programs needed to provide opportunities for at risk groups: Disability, Mature Age, Youth, Indigenous and Regional Unemployed.  It will focus on “Building Capability” to create employment in the future with over 50 presentations on research, policy, programs and case studies.

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The conference will feature keynote presentations and sessions on mental illness and mental health and employment barriers. To register for the conference please visit the website  or phone (61 7) 5502 2068 for more information.