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Employment: Mental Illness

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Gordon Henderson Gordon Henderson Conservative, Sittingbourne and Sheppey

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress his Department has made on supporting people with mental health conditions in the workplace.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The Government is committed to supporting people with mental health problems to remain in work.

We are launching Fit for Work to support people off sick for four weeks or more to help them return to work, as well as introducing maximum waiting times for accessing talking therapies.

We are also working with the Department of Health to pilot different approaches to support people with mental health problems to return to work.

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