These statistics are particularly disturbing in light of the fact that productive work has been identified as a leading component in promoting positive mental health and in paving the way for a rich and fulfilling life in the community.
Access to meaningful, paid work is a basic human right for every citizen, and those who experience serious mental illness should have equal access to the fundamental elements of citizenship which include: housing, education, income and work.
Many and varied employment obstacles face adults with psychiatric disabilities, such as gaps in work history, limited employment experience, lack of confidence, fear and anxiety, workplace discrimination and inflexibility, social stigma and the rigidity of existing income support/benefit programs.
The unemployment rate of persons with serious mental illness reflects these obstacles and has been commonly reported to range from 70-90%, depending on the severity of the disability.
A coin operated laundromat on the property and free, off-street car parking. All apartments have STD/ISD telephones, heating, air conditioning and LCD TV.
As well as bedroom/s, they comprise a lounge/dining room, one bathroom (with toilet, shower, and hand basin) as well as a small kitchen, complete with crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, refrigerator, gas stove and microwave.
Located at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre 4km from Perth city centre, SCGH provides a comprehensive range of clinical services including trauma, emergency and critical care, orthopaedics, general medicine, general surgery and cardiac care.
It is home to WA's only comprehensive cancer centre - the largest cancer treatment centre in the State - and is the state's principal hospital for neurosurgery and liver transplants.
The Hospital has over 600 beds and employs approximately 5,500 staff who treat over 420,000 patients every year.I have been so very fortunate to have taken care of so many wonderful patients…children, adolescents, young teen, adults and seniors.The personal relationships we have with our patients have allowed us to better care for them over the years.SCGH has an international reputation for ground-breaking medical research and is home to Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2005 for his groundbreaking work demonstrating that stomach ulcers are caused by bacteria and not stress.It’s hard to believe that I have been practicing optometry for nearly 30 years and in private practice for 27 of them.