Working it Out: Mental Health & Employment

As part of an OECD Forum series, the virtual event Working it Out: Mental Health & Employment took place on 4 November 2021.

This event has now ended and registration is closed – but don't worry, you can still watch the replay!



Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the prevalence of both depression and anxiety has increased worldwide – even doubling in some countries – with young people and those facing financial difficulties reporting higher rates than the general population.


Mental ill-health – and its rise in occurrence amongst vulnerable people – is nothing new. Since 2012, the OECD has highlighted the high economic costs of mental ill-health, and how living with a mental health condition makes it harder to stay or do well in school, to transition from school to higher education or work, to work effectively and productively, and to stay employed.


Join this OECD Forum virtual event to reflect on progress accomplished so far, the gaps that still need to be closed, and to discuss what can be done to deliver even greater, faster change in the years to come.