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1 Employment For People Who Experience Mental Illness a reasonable expectation

2 A part of the challenge…

3 When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

4 4. Inclusive services; socially inclusive outcomes ASENZ Principles 1. Open, waged employment Supported employment is based in the open labour market; same rewards, same conditions as everyone else No clients will be “screened out” or denied service based upon a perceived severity of challenge or disadvantage 2. Individualised – based upon partnership Services are expected to meet a client’s individual support needs (whether employer or job seeker). They fundamentally will represent a partnership. 3. Direct access to employment pathways Services will facilitate direct access to the labour market (within 4 weeks) developing and utilizing a precise job/person match - without insistence upon prolonged “getting ready” activities or pre-vocational training Support services and strategies are designed to achieve the best possible long term outcome for both employer and employee, and promote the development of natural supports which may lead to the withdrawal of formal support services 6. On-going workplace support 5. “Life match” through choices Work is a means to an end and should complement and enhance a person’s life and well-being, and the achievement of their aspirations and potential

5 What Happened To People We Met? Employed Not Yet Employed 67% 33% 62% 38%

6 How Long Employed? More Than 6 Months Less Than 6 Months 68% 32% 74% 26%

7 How Many Got A New Job? 32%26% 48% 58% People Starting Work

8 $793,460 $357,

9 Some things need to be believed to be seen Employment for people who experience mental illness….


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