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Social & economic opportunity

Having meaningful work and a sense of purpose is vital to mental health and wellbeing and recovery from mental illness. We have supported a number of projects to increase social and economic opportunities and promote lives lived with purpose.

Paid employment brings purpose and is important for wellbeing and recovery. It provides not only income, but also opportunity for social engagement.

Through the Early Action Plan, the Commission has committed to increasing opportunities for people living with mental illness to gain employment through social enterprises.