Having a job is a way for all of us to feel we are being useful and contributing to society. Employment also boosts our social connections, gives structure and routine to our lives as well as increasing our financial and social independence.
Did you know that employment can also help improve a person’s mental wellbeing, reduce anxiety and has shown in research to be a vital factor in the recovery of mental illness?
Employment and Mental Health: Issues and Opportunities, A Discussion Paper. Mental Health Commission. http://www.hdc.org.nz/media/200655/employment%20and%20mental%20health%20-%20issues%20and%20opportunities%20aug%2099.pdf
Living with Anxiety: Understanding the role and impact of anxiety in our lives. Mental Health Foundation. https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/assets/A-Z/Downloads/Living-with-anxiety-report-MHF-UK-2014.pdf