Stigmatisation of mental illness in the workplace: Evidence and consequences

N. Bezborodovs, G. Thornicroft

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Work plays an important part in everyday life. For people experiencing mental health problems employment may both provide a source of income, improved self-esteem and stability, and influence the course and outcomes of the disorder. Yet in many countries the workplace consistently surfaces as the context where people with mental health problems feel stigmatised and discriminated the most. This paper will review the existing evidence of stigma and discrimination in the workplace, consider the consequences of workplace stigma on the lives of people experiencing mental health problems, and discuss implications for further action.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-107
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Discrimination
  • Mental health
  • Stigma
  • Work

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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