In a new report entitled “Working with Schizophrenia,” the UK Work Foundation finds that only eight per cent of people with schizophrenia have jobs, and that 7 in 10 of them experience “severe discrimination” because of their disability.   This means that tens of thousands of people with schizophrenia are left out of the workplace.  

The Independent states that the report “blames a lack of understanding, stigma, fear” towards people with schizophrenia and urges “government action to prioritise work as part of the recovery for those with mental illnesses.” 


Indeed, the report notes that “People with schizophrenia in paid employment are over five times more likely to achieve remission from their condition than those who are unemployed or in unpaid employment.”