inklusiv plus: Mental health of unemployed young people
Integration of young people with mental disorders in the labour market
At a glance
- Project leader : Prof. Dr. Agnes von Wyl
- Co-project leader : Dr. Filomena Sabatella
- Project team : Aurel Beck, Cäcilia Bürdel Müller, Stefanie Fluri, Christina Fähndrich, Tabea Hauf, Sophie Schneider, Samuel Stierli, Ran Michael Wehrli, Sibylle Würgler
- Project budget : CHF 650'000
- Project status : ongoing
- Funding partner : Innosuisse (Innovationsprojekt / Projekt Nr. 43524.1 IP-SBM)
- Project partner : Stadt Bern / Kompetenzzentrum Arbeit Bern
- Contact person : Filomena Sabatella
In Switzerland, nearly one out of six young persons (16%) has no occupational solution after completing compulsory education. Young people who have found no option after completing compulsory education more frequently have mental impairments and disorders than young people who begin an apprenticeship or go on to upper secondary schooling (Sabatella & von Wyl, 2014). This may be because not having a training place/apprenticeship causes psychological stress. But often it is also that many young people do not find an apprenticeship precisely because of a mental disorder. In these cases, early intervention is important, as studies have shown that the course of an illness can be positively influenced if it is treated early and without delay (Stein et al., 2003). Through this, the young people’s further development is not impaired, and their occupational and personal future prospects remain good. In contrast, it has been found that the longer the delay before treating a mental disorder, the greater the risk that it will become chronic. Study Design "Inklusiv plus" builds on the preliminary project. A ZHAW psychotherapist will join the team of the work integration programme, with the aim to improve the integration of young people with mental disorders into the labour market. Eight work integration programmes are part of the study. The group size for the group module will be limited to max. 8 participants. Using selected indicators, resulting changes will be measured at three measurement time points (entering the programme, leaving the programme, 6 months after leaving the programme). The group size for the group module will be limited to max. 8 participants. At three measurement time points (entering the programme, leaving the programme, 6 months after leaving the programme) we will use selected indicators to measure what changes have resulted.
52nd Annual International Meeting, Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), Heidelberg (online), 26. Juni 2021.