The government’s back-to-work schemes are ineffective and damaging for people with mental health problems, campaigners say, according to Same Difference.

The charity Mind says unemployed people with mental health problems should be moved from mainstream programmes onto a specialist scheme.

Mind surveyed 439 people supported by the government’s Work Programme.

According to Mind, 83% of people they surveyed said using the programme and the government’s job centre services had made their mental health worse.

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