Firms urged to help mentally ill

Employers are far less likely to employ people with mental illnesses than those with physical ailments, a report shows.

Just 20% of those with severe mental health problems have jobs, compared with 65% who have physical problems.

The government is launching an initiative urging employers to improve conditions for people with a mental health problem.

It is estimated one in four people will suffer a mental illness at some point in their lives.

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