A better understanding of the mentally ill in the workplace will contribute to their social inclusion and help them retain a place in the labour market. In this context, research has shown that stigma on the part of the employers has a significant effect. As evidenced by the number of disability pensions awarded - where Denmark tops the chart in Europe, with more than half of the cases having basis in mental illness - we need a greater degree of tolerance and understanding.
In cooperation with the different actors within the labour market, we will start a number of initiatives targeting the work place. One long-term goal is to create a better understanding in the work place, which may serve to reduce sick leave caused by mental illness and provide better conditions for mentally ill to enter the labour market.