Employment policies and data

Mental Health and Work Expert Seminar - Lessons from the First Country Reports


OECD, Paris, 17 April 2013

The main purpose of this half-day meeting was to shortly present where the Mental Health and Work Project stands and to discuss some good practice examples from the first countries that have been reviewed.  


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All presentations are available in a .zip file here.

  Opening and overview of the Mental Health and Work Project                                                             

15 mn

  • Mark Keese, Head of the Division for Employment Analysis and Policy, OECD Employment Directorate
  Session 1. Denmark: Develop Rehabilitation and Integration rather than Disability Benefit
45 mn Addressing the falling average age of new disability beneficiaries. Read more
  • Moderator: Christopher Prinz, OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate

Session 2. Sweden: Widen and Quicken Psychological Therapy

60 mn

Ways to provide evidence-based psychological therapy widely and quickly. Read more

  • Moderator: Shruti Singh, OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate
35 mn Coffee break

Session 3. Norway: Reinforce and Structure Support towards Employers

50 mn

Structures to support employers struggling with a worker with a mental health problem, i.e. NAV employer support centres. Read more

  • Moderator: Niklas Baer, OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate

 Session 4. Belgium:  Public Employment Service and Other Authorities Working Together

50 mn Clients with mental ill-health on unemployement benefits: the recent mental health focus by the Belgian Public Employment Service in cooperation with other agencies. Read more
  • Moderator: Veerle Miranda, OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate
10 mn

Closing remarks

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