Social firms: Building cross-sectoral partnerships to create employment opportunity and supportive workplaces for people with mental illness

Tamar Paluch, Eleanor Mary Fossey, Carol Harvey

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A major barrier to employment for people with mental illness is limited access to supportive and non-discriminatory workplaces. Social firms are businesses committed to employing up to 50 of people with a disability or other disadvantage and to providing supportive work environments that benefit workers. Little research has been conducted to understand the features and social processes that support the vocational experiences of employees with mental health issues in social firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63 - 75
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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