Mental health

Strategies which enhance vocational and economic inclusion

Question 12: In individuals with severe mental, neurological and substance use disorders, are strategies which enhance vocational and economic inclusion and opportunities feasible and effective?

Management of psychosis and bipolar disorders

  • Population: people with severe mental, neurological and substance use disorders
  • Interventions: psychosocial strategies enhancing vocational and economic inclusion
  • Comparison: care as usual
  • Outcomes:
    • symptoms severity
    • disability and functioning
    • quality of life
    • mortality
    • treatment adherence
    • users' and families' satisfaction with care.

Recommendation(s)

Non-specialist health care providers should facilitate opportunities for people with severe mental, neurological and substance use disorders and their families/caregivers to be included in economic activities appropriate to their social and cultural environment, using formal and non-formal systems that may be available.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG

Facilitation of supported employment may be considered as an option for people with severe mental, neurological and substance use disorders if they have difficulty in obtaining or retaining normal employment.
Strength of recommendation: STANDARD

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