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ESF 3.71: Impact Assessment on Mental Health Development for Employment Policy Development

Project Cost: €67,014
Beneficiary: Richmond Foundation
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Start Date: 2009
End Date: 2012

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The IAMHE project seek to identify the main obstacles and labour market distortions which were addressed to develop, improve or change policies and systems that contribute towards the access, integration, retention and progression in particular of disadvantaged groups, especially persons facing mental health difficulties.

Operational Programme: OPII Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life ESF
Fund: European Social Fund
Operational Objective: To contribute towards the integration, retention and progression of disadvantaged groups in the labour market, whilst addressing labour market distortions.
Priority Axis: PA3 Promoting and equal and inclusive labour market
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIIPA3 Addressing labour market distortions and ensuring that work pays.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to identify the main barriers of the persons who experience mental health difficulties in accessing, retaining or maintaining their employment.

Project Results

The research will inform policy makers and other stakeholders such as employers about the main barrier in the labour market for persons who have mental ill health or are at risk of experiencing mental healthy difficulties. Training and written material will be provided to stakeholders to facilitate understanding of research results, recommendations and their implementation.