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Table Of Contents

Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Figure 1.1. Mental disorders are very costly to the society
Introduction
Key trends and outcomes
Description of the social protection system in Belgium
Figure 1.6. Belgium spends less on disability and sickness than on unemployment
Conclusion
Notes
References
Strong focus on special education
Comprehensive services in the school environment
Table 2.2. Belgium has relatively little pedagogical support for teachers
Interesting initiatives to prevent school drop-out
A difficult transition from school to work
Conclusion and recommendations
Employers and the working environment in Belgium
The relation between working conditions and mental ill-health
Mental ill-health is an important determinant for sick leave
Productivity losses through mental ill-health are large
The labour legislation gives explicit instructions
The practical implementation of the law remains deficient
Belgium’s sickness and disability benefit system
There is no focus on sickness management or return to work
Smooth transition from sickness to disability benefits
Conclusions and recommendations
Means-tested disability allowances
There is no activation of disability allowance beneficiaries
Disability allowances are a trap for young adults
Belgium’s public employment services
Awareness of mental health problems among the unemployed has risen
Intensive assistance for people with mental disorders
Participation is frequent, but outflow to work is low
A new programme for people with severe mental disorders
Outreach to social assistance and disability benefit recipients
A major re-organisation of the mental health sector
Identifying and tackling the treatment gap
Figure 7.2. Only a minority of people with mental health problems are treated
The referral to specialist care is problematic
Trends in expenditure on disability and sickness in Belgium
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Mental Health and Work: Belgium

Mental Health and Work: Belgium

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Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-hea
Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-hea

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