Cambria county association children and adults with learning disabilities

Yet 61 per cent of those who had hired people with mental health problems reported a “positive experience” said CIPD/KPMG.

Caroline Flint, minister for employment, said: “Mental health problems cover a broad range of issues from stress and depression to more serious illnesses such as schizophrenia.

52 per cent of employers have never hired anyone with a history of mental illness Doctors are not doing enough to help people with mental health problems return to work, according to a survey of more than 600 employers.

Some 40 per cent of people claiming incapacity benefit suffer from depression or anxiety disorders.

The Medical Schools, on the other hand, have mostly been slow to realise the help and support that they can get from their own university career services and this brings us to yet another difficult issue - most medical schools have hundreds of students and most university careers services are overstretched and under resourced as it is.

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Two years on we have the MCAN link for sharing information and updates.

Most Medical Schools have traditionally ignored their University Careers Services but rather surprisingly my overtures were successful and I was welcomed with open arms.

I would like to think that this was due to my great personal charm and charisma, but the reality was that the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) agenda had raised the profile of career management and a document ‘Career Management: An approach for medical schools, deaneries, royal colleges and trusts' had recently been published.

Another 25 per cent said it was neither good nor poor and 18 per cent did not express an opinion.

The Department for Work and Pensions is currently investigating ways of improving the support offered by GPs.

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