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Mental Health and Other Foundational Factors that Influence Work Readiness

In Worktopia, more than 44% of individuals who enrolled in the EmploymentWorks Canada program reported experiencing three or more co-occurring mental health conditions. Challenges posed by these factors may negatively influence employment and engagement in the community.

While Worktopia’s primary focus is to improve employment skills and enhance job readiness, attention to other foundational factors such as mental health, well-being and self-esteem is demonstrating positive changes in employability, independence and social inclusion.

To read more about other foundational factors that influence work readiness, click on the TIDBIT link below.

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In Worktopia, more than 44% of individuals who enrolled in the EmploymentWorks Canada program reported experiencing three or more co-occurring mental health conditions. Challenges posed by these factors may negatively influence employment and engagement in the community.

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Suicide and ASD

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience higher rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts than people in the general population. This highlights a critical but not well recognized issue facing individuals living with ASD, their families, and the professionals and front line staff who engage with the ASD population.

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