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Table 2 Employees with mental illness

From: Social firms as a means of vocational recovery for people with mental illness: a UK survey

  Social firms Social enterprise/Supported business
  Employees Businesses Employees Businesses
Period of time employee in post (%)     
< 6 months 14 (11.9%) 27 20 (4.9%) 18
6 months – 1 year 22 (18.8%) 27 29 (7.2%) 18
1 – 2 years 20 (17.0%) 27 15 (3.7%) 18
> 2 years 61 (52.1%) 26 340 (84.1%) 18
Rates of pay (%)       
Minimum wage 25 (21.9%) 28 45 (13.2%) 18
Minimum wage + up to £3.00 36 (31.6%) 27 231 (74.3%) 18
Minimum wage + up to £5.00 35 (30.7%) 27 26 (9.3%) 18
Other amount 16 (14.0%) 27 5 (1.6%) 18
Proportion of employees with MHP       
Schizophrenia 15 (14.1%) 22 33 (24.2%) 13
Bipolar Disorder 11 (10.4%) 22 14 (10.3%) 13
Anxiety / Depression 46 (43.4%) 22 56 (41.2%) 13
Other/not known 72 (32.0%) 22 33 (24.2%) 13
Employee takes regular time off for mental health appointments 36 (33.9%) 23 34 (22.6%) 13
Employee takes regular mental health medication 53 (50.0%) 17 94 (55.2%) 14
Mean MH employees days per year sick 8.4 23 14.5 10
Mean other employees days per year sick 5.3 21 32.5 14