Table 2

Employees with mental illness
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

Gilbert et al.

Gilbert et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:270   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-270

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